The coach of Trinity School’s U12s cricket team has hailed the team’s character after they were crowned Surrey Cup champions for the second year running.

Grant Beresford-Miller also said his young side deserved their victory last weekend, when they overcame Cumnor House and Whitgift to take their place as Surrey’s representatives in a national tournament later this year.

He said: “I am extremely proud of the boys as they showed great character, particularly in the final, to beat a very good Whitgift team. I am also extremely pleased for the boys as they are an incredibly hard-working team and they deserve the rewards.”

The semi-final was against Cumnor House with Trinity batting first after winning the toss.

Having started slowly, Trinity produced an incredibly powerful last 10 overs to finish on 194 off 20 overs.

Impressing with the bat were Fiontan Logan (77) and Nathan Barnwell, who hit a half-century off just 17 balls.

It proved too much for Cumnor House, who batted courageously only to fall 53 runs short.

In the final against Whitgift, Trinity were reduced to 55-5, but a superb innings from Rosh Malhotra (68* off 66 balls) and a great innings from Zach Figueira (43 off 40), ensured Trinity finished on 155 off 25 overs.

Trinity, who are unbeaten this season, produced a mature bowling and fielding performance to put the pressure on Whitgift.

Leading the way was captain marvel Nathan Barnwell, who produced a fearsome spell of bowling to dismiss both Whitgift opening batsmen.

Trinity capitalised on this pressure and took their chances to keep Whitgift down to 135 to win by 20 runs.

Roll call of honour: Sulaymaan Jamil, Tom Hopkins, Fiontan Logan, Raul Unnithan, Rhome Jacquart, Roshan Malhotra, Nathan Barnwell, Zach Figueira, Thomas Mogford, Josh Micklethwait, Luca Owen, Marcus Lilley.