Hare­field Acad­emy scoop na­tional ti­tle


Harefield Gazette - - SPORT -

HARE­FIELD Acad­emy na­tional schools ta­ble cham­pi­ons.

They won the un­der-19 girls’ ti­tle at the 50th an­nual But­ter­fly School Team Cham­pi­onships, in Hinck­ley.

The Hare­field squad of Zahna Hall, Danielle Kelly, Rachel Stone, Beau Par­tridge and Riya Kaur de­feated de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons King Ed­ward VI Com­mu­nity Col­lege from Totnes and Wick­er­s­ley School and Sports Col­lege (Rother­ham), both by 6-2 mar­gins, to set up a de­cider against Brad­ford Gram­mar.

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Hare­field took a 3-0 lead and, after Brad­ford won two of the next three to make it 4-2, it was Kelly’s vic­tory over Maddy Sil­ber­berg which gave the cham­pi­ons an unas­sail­able lead.

Brad­ford, who beat King Ed­ward 5-3 and Wick­er­s­ley 6-2, were run­ners-up, while King Ed­ward beat Wick­er­s­ley 6-2 to take third.

Danielle Kelly said: “We have a re­ally strong team and our num­ber three and four play­ers came out with some big wins, which re­ally helped us.”

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