Nick Austin, the manager of Richmond borough’s kwik cricket team, says the side’s victory at the Balfour Beatty London Youth Games can set them on the path to further success.

Represented by players from St Mary’s & St Peter’s School, the borough came out on top of 29 teams on Wednesday at Old Deer Park to win the kwik cricket title.

After solid wins over Muswell Primary School and Victoria Junior School, Richmond were too strong for Lady Margaret School from Ealing in the semi-final, and then beat Southwark’s Dulwich Hamlet School in the final.

Austin said: “It feels wonderful. The boys have done a great job. They worked as a team really well and it was thoroughly deserved, it was been a fantastic day.

“It’s very important to take the sport outside our borough and see on a city scale the standard of cricket and sport we’re up against.

“It gives the boys a good platform to extend their skills and progress as sporting people.”