Walmley Cricket Club’s Under 13 boys are aiming to be the first Warwickshire club since Leamington in 2004 to win the ECB National Under 13 Cup.

The Sutton Coldfield-based side will represent Warwickshire at the National Finals at Rugby School on Tuesday 16th August with Broadstairs (Kent), Cirencester (Gloucestershire) and York (Yorkshire) being the other teams to have won through.

Walmley were crowned Warwickshire U13s County Cup champions at the start of June and have since fought their way through a series of regional rounds, beating the champion clubs of Worcestershire and Leicestershire to win a place at the regional finals at Lullington Park CC (Derbyshire) during the first week of August.

Having beaten Cambridge Gratna in the morning game, Walmley came up against a strong Luton Town side. After electing to bowl first, the team restricted Luton to 91 for seven off their 20 overs before setting about winning the game with six wickets in hand.

James Herron, Walmley Team Manager, said: “We have worked hard over the last few years to bring together this side and we are delighted with their progress. We are up against some big clubs on Finals Day, but the game is all about what happens on the day.

“The boys are looking forward to pitching themselves against the best U13 clubs in the country and hopefully the day will go their way.”

Everyone at Warwickshire County Cricket Club wishes wishes Walmley the very best and hopefully they will go on to emulate Leamington 12 years ago.