Young people from Sutton who qualified for the final of an annual cricket competition were given the unique opportunity to play the sport at Lord's Cricket Ground.

The borough was one of eight teams at the Lord's Taverners Super 1s, a tournament which aims to provide chances for young people with disabilities to play cricket regularly.

After qualifying as finalists, they travelled to the hallowed venue in northwest London but were eliminated from group two that Thursday (October 18).

Nonetheless, it was a fun day out for the team.

Gavin Reynolds, cricket participation officer for Surrey, who oversaw the team, said: “The kids have really enjoyed playing at Lord’s, they’ve found it a fantastic day and absolutely loved it.

“We’ve come up on the combination of the bus and train from Sutton to Lord’s and they’ve really loved their whole experience of getting up here, looking at the sights on the way up, coming through central London.

“It’s been a real eye-opener for them and a great experience.”

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The Sutton team at Lord's

The Super 1s competition is a year-round tournament which was first launched in 2013 before being delivered in all 32 of London's boroughs across the capital.

It was later extended to several other regions nationwide.

Mr Reynolds added: “Today is all about cricket as we know, but it’s the whole rounded picture, really.

“Enabling those young people who potentially haven’t had this opportunity so much to really shine and see what it’s like for most of us to get around London every day.

“Super 1s gives these guys an opportunity to do something they don’t usually get to do – being involved in regular weekly sessions, being in competition, being able to represent their borough.

“It shows you don’t need to let a potential disability be a barrier to you and that anything is possible.”