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Gavin Randall

England Learning Disabilities captain Gavin Randall lifts the Inas Tri-Nations trophy after his side beat South Africa

Victorious captain Gavin Randall struggled to sum up his feelings at England Learning Disabilities' first Inas Tri-Nations title.

After England made 154 for nine from their 40 overs, South Africa's resilient lower order threatened an upset before Chris Edwards claimed the final wicket to seal a 19-run win and spark jubilant scenes.

"I'm ecstatic, over the moon," Randall told ecb.co.uk.

"I didn't know what to do when Chris got that final wicket - jump up and down, run off the pitch, celebrate. I can't describe what I felt.

"On the trophy it lists Australia as the only winners of this tournament. Now it will say England and that's such a good feeling."

England needed the prolific Edwards to dig them out of trouble with an invaluable 38. Daniel Levey and Tayler Young also played their part with 24 and 23 respectively.

Edwards then capped a man of the match performance with 2-31 although it was James Dickens, with 3-22, who did the real damage with the ball. Lee Stenning also chipped in with 2-28.

"We got off to a dodgy start but our middle and lower order pulled it back," said Randall.

"We thought we could defend that score but South Africa pushed us all the way. They made it really hard for us.

"To go unbeaten is such an achievement. I thought we could push Australia and South Africa but I didn't think we could win every game."

Randall is one of five England players selected to represent a World XI that will play Griqualand Under-19s on Thursday. Mark O'Brian, Callum Rigby, Edwards and Dickens will also feature while England coach Derek Morgan will take charge of the team.

"I'll have to be sensible tonight," added Randall, hoping the celebrations will not hinder his World XI training tomorrow.

ECB national disabilities manager Ian Martin said England deserved to be leaving South Africa with the trophy.

"We were the best side in the tournament by a mile," he said.

"This is the fourth series we have played in. We didn't win a game in 2005 and 2007. It took us until 2009 to win our first match. Four years of hard work has paid off.

"I can't put into words what this means. It's quite emotional. You can't put a price on moments like this."