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Under 9s take Basingstoke title

Alton CC U9 A team emerged victorious from the Basingstoke and North Hants CC annual tournament on Sunday.

Alton CC Under 9s celebrate their triumph with coach Rob Crook

Alton CC Under 9s celebrate their triumph with coach Rob Crook

Following bonus point victories in all of their group matches over Basingstoke, Hartley Wintney, IBM Hursley and Medstead they faced the season’s Division A champions Finchampstead in the final.

A tight game of excellent cricket ended with the scores tied as Alton chased down a challenging total. Alton claimed victory courtesy of fewer wickets lost and were soon celebrating with the trophy.

The win completed a successful day for the team as earlier the B team had finished runners-up in the Shield competition following another close final.

Congratulations to Rob and all of the players.