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Harrow St Mary's lift U15 championship

Harrow St Mary's won the ECB U15 National Club Championship final with a six-wicket victory over High Wycombe at Shrewsbury School.

The Middlesex side beat the Buckinghamshire champions on finals day, after the pair had seen off Stockton and Ombersley respectively in the semi-finals.

Saif Zaib hit a fantastic unbeaten 50 from just 28 balls as High Wycombe batted first, but the captain was not supported by his team-mates as only Hasan Arif, who made 23, also managed to reach double figures in a total of 118 for eight.

Winning captain Ian Harris receives the trophy from ex-England, Surrey and Middlesex star Mark Ramprakash

The reply got off to a quick start with Nikhil Rawal hitting 20 from 15 deliveries before being being trapped lbw by Abbas Rabbini.

This brought Kushal Patel to the crease alongside captain Ian Harris, and the pair added 61 for the second wicket.

Harris and Patel both fell in consecutive overs and Andrew Thomas was soon dismissed, but Vaibhav Dubey and Amar Dave saw Harrow St Mary’s home with 16 balls remaining to take the title.

Harrow St Mary's had eased past Stockton by eight wickets in the earlier semi-final, with Kushal Patel claiming 3-12 before Nikhil Rawal hit an unbeaten 39.

In the other last-four tie, High Wycombe came through an incredibly close match against the Worcestershire champions Ombersley. Zaib’s unbeaten 51 underpinned 128 for seven, and it proved to be enough as Omberlsey came up two runs short in a nail-biting finale.

Ombersley regrouped to overcome Stockton by 93 runs in the third-place play-off. Both Ombersley openers Jack Haynes and Nick Hammond hit unbeaten half-centuries and after their enforced retirement Josh Tongue’s 32 helped take the total to 177 for four.

Stockton’s reply saw both Michael Diamond and Liam Travers hit 31 but some tight Ombersley bowling meant the County Durham side were always behind the required run-rate and finished on 84 for four.

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