London Sixes 2017
Taking place across two days in August, the 2017 London Sixes, our annual fundraising competition was bigger and better than ever before. Day 1 featured the men's competition with qualifying rounds taking place throughout the morning at Hackney Marshes before the finals took place at Leyton Cricket Ground.
In the men's competition, London Tigers toppled last year's winners, SSD, in a very tight final which went down to the wire.
On day 2 we were at Leyton Cricket Ground for the entire day as we hosted both the women's competition and a youth London Sixes featuring teams from all over the city.
In the women's competition Wanstead CC, last year's champions, held onto their crown as they went unbeaten in their matches against Harrow Town and Southall. The Southall team, comprised of players and coaches from our Spikes Bridge Junior CC project, were competing in the Sixes for the first time. They enjoyed the experience so much that, in their words, they "can't wait to be back next year!".
The youth competition featured 6 teams from across London. These included teams from Tower Hamlets Wicketz, Leyton Wicketz, two teams from Spikes Bridge Junior CC and two teams from London Tigers. After topping their respective groups, Leyton faced Tower Hamlets in the final. After a positive batting perfomance in the first innings, Leyton Wicketz set a very competitive total of 46 to win. Tower Hamlets were equally as positive in their innings and, after hitting 9 runs off the final over, emerged victorious and became the inaugural winners of the Youth London Sixes.