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The QEHS Under 15 Indoor Cricket Team travelled to Lord's Cricket ground to represent North of England schools in the national competition. The girls had previously won the regional competition in Bolton, beating the champions of strong counties such as Yorkshire and Lancashire. The standard of girls' cricket at the national competition was outstanding. Playing against all private schools, the QEHS team competed tremendously well and were an absolute credit to the school. They finished as the top state school in England and Wales and among the top 5 schools - state and independent - overall. Mr Armstrong, who led the team, commented: "This is an outstanding achievement by the girls and we are so proud of them, both in terms of how they played and the way they have conducted themselves throughout."