Last-ball drama in U10s tournament

There was a dramatic last-ball finish to the Mini Premier League, an Under-10s tournament in Leicestershire, this weekend.

Some 32 youngsters took part in the eighth staging of the event which was played on 19th and 26th June at Hinckley Cricket Club and organised by the Leicester-based City Cricket Academy (CCA).

Zubin Bandi, captain of the CCA Outlaws, hit the winning runs in the final and was later named as the man of the match for his efforts, helping them beat the CCA Lions by two wickets.

The play-offs also went down to the wire with CCA Sharks beating CCA Heats by one wicket in a day of high drama, much to the delight of CCA director Don Bhagwati.

"Overall there was fantastic cricket played by all the youngsters over two weekends" he said.

"The Mini Premier League is the only hard ball league for under 9 and 10s in Leicestershire, possibly in the UK, and once again, in its eighth year, the tournament has proved popular and successful."

Prem Damani was named as the best batsman in the competition, Keshav Sthanakiya the best bowler and Thomas Scott the best fielder.

The CCA is based in Commercial Square, Freemens Common in Leicester and offers coaching, net hire, masterclasses with top internationals as well as cricket camps and tournaments.

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