Bristol's Hussain claims 'Champagne moment' at national StreetChance competition
Bristol's Junaid Hussain won "Champagne moment" of the day
at the national StreetChance competition in Birmingham.
His spectacular one-handed diving catch to win the last
match against Dewsbury, capped a good day for the junior team who won half of
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their eight fixtures.
The highlight for the under 14 side – who were made up of
players from the Easton StreetChance sessions - was their two victories over
the eventual champions Manchester.
The competition at the NIA featured a inner-city boroughs from
across the country playing 20-ball-a-side matches.
The Bristol junior team began badly, losing their opening
games to Birmingham and Newham but bounced back to win three out of their last
GCB development officer Chris Munden, who runs the Bristol
StreetChance programme said: "The juniors will feel slightly disappointed as
they had the chances to win the games that they lost. We played some good
cricket and beat the eventual winners Manchester twice, which shows how strong
"It was fantastic to see lads taking part who wouldn't be
playing cricket if it wasn't for StreetChance."
Bristol's senior team fared less well losing all four of
their matches against Dewsbury, Hull, Newham and Manchester.
Chris said: "The seniors were up against some serious
competition this year but there were a lot of positives to take with Harpreet
Klair and captain Del Ford shining with both bat and ball. I think that
teamwork and discipline are the two areas that the team can work on going
forward but both teams were an asset to Bristol. They showed maturity, skill
and tenacity and really enjoyed the occasion."
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