England LDs crowned champions

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The England Learning Disabilities team celebrate winning the Inas Tri-Nations Tournament after a 19-run victory over South Africa

England's Learning Disabilities team won the Inas Tri-Nations tournament for the first time with a tense 19-run victory over South Africa in the final at Kimberley.

Having posted a competitive 154 for nine, England bowled out their hosts for 135 to spark wild celebrations among Gavin Randall's men.

The victory meant England won all five games since arriving in South Africa and ended Australia's monopoly on the title - they had won all three tournaments since its inception in 2005.

Batting first at the De Beers Diamond Oval, England lost early wickets and needed the reliable Chris Edwards to help them to a respectable total.

The Cheshire all-rounder top-scored with 38 and there were useful contributions from Daniel Levey and Tayler Young, who made 24 and 23 respectively.

England looked favourites when they reduced South Africa to 82 for seven, but some lower-order resistance ensured the hosts were still in the hunt.

However, England eventually got the job done, with man of the match Edwards, who picked up 2-31, taking the final scalp.

James Dickens was the pick of the attack with 3-22 while Lee Stenning finished with 2-28.