Sir George Monoux have won the inaugural Last Man Stands cricket competition at the expense of three other east London schools

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Sir George Monoux College win inaugural Last Man Stands cricket competition Sir George Monoux College win inaugural Last Man Stands cricket competition

Sir George Monoux College have won the first Last Man Stands cricket competition in east London, beating off the challenge from three local colleges.

Competing against Newham College, New Vic College and Havering Sixth Form, Sir George Monoux came out on top at the Hainault Recreation Ground in Barkingside.

Victory over each of three three competing colleges secured the win for Sir George Monoux in Redbridge.

Team coach and head of sports James Massara said: “This is yet another fantastic victory for not only this gifted group of young cricketers, but the whole of the Sir George Monoux College sports community.

“The cricket team continue to go from strength to strength and I am looking forward to seeing their future progress.”

Sir George Monoux College student Rameez Rehman was named player of the tournament.

Last Man Stands began in London in 2005 and the success of the format has seen the game expand to traditional cricketing strongholds including South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

Based on Twenty20 cricket, the format differentiates in the fact there are only eight team members and when the seventh wicket is removed, the last man is left to defend his wicket on his own.

The competition was organised jointly by Vision-Redbridge Culture and Leisure and the University of East London and is supported by Last Man Stands, Essex Cricket and the England & Wales Cricket Board.

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