Under 13 Cricket

The Emirates Dubai 7s is globally recognised as one of the world’s leading tournaments on the World Sevens Series.

On Friday afternoon, it wasn’t the rugby that ‘kicked’ things off at the Emirates Dubai 7sYouth Sport Festival, it was the Under 13 Cricket tournament.

Six Under 13 Cricket teams made the journey along the E66 to the sunshine of The Sevens. Arcadia School, Dubai College, DESC, Dubai International Academy, Jumeirah College, and Repton.

With the Dubai summer still making its presence felt on the grass cricket ovals, the first games began at 2pm, in the very bright sunshine, of the Sevens Stadium Cricket Grounds.

England’s Georgia Elwiss joined the young cricketers for the afternoon. The Southern Vipers and World Cup winning England bowler delivered a series of masterclasses in the Sevens Cricket Grounds’ nets. Every team took the opportunity to benefit from Georgia’s knowledge, experience, and cricket know-how.

Eight high quality cricket matches were played over the course of the afternoon – with some extremely close and very exciting games. You can check out the results from all of the action of the Under 13 Cricket tournament at https://youthsportfestival.com/cricket-under-13/.

Arcadia got across the finish line with 4 wickets to spare against DESC on Oval 1 in Pool A, while on Oval 2, Dubai College took an early lead in Pool B with a win over Repton.

Arcadia were on Oval 1 once again, but this time it was Jumeirah College that were the opposition. When the game came to a close Arcadia had posted their second win of the afternoon.

On Oval 2, in Pool B, it was Dubai International Academy that were the next opposition for Dubai College. After an exciting game it was Dubai College that had the win, with six wickets to spare.

We’ll be back at The Sevens Cricket Grounds on October 27th for the Under 15 Cricket Tournament. The first round of games will begin at 2pm.