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Young Bethnal Green cricketers make sporting history

PUBLISHED: 19:00 15 April 2010 | UPDATED: 15:52 05 October 2010

YOUNG cricketers joined the Battle of Waterloo to make cricketing history at a special cricket match with a train platform as the boundary. The players from Bethnal Green Technology College played in the special series of street cricket matches on the mo

YOUNG cricketers joined the Battle of Waterloo to make cricketing history at a special cricket match with a train platform as the boundary.

The players from Bethnal Green Technology College played in the special series of street cricket matches on the mothballed Eurostar platforms at Waterloo Station -the first ever played in a national railway station.

The 13 and 14-year-old players usually play in Bethnal Green as part of a project to give them a chance to play the sport and avoid getting into trouble.

The youngsters joined players from Lewisham, Newham and Southwark to raise awareness of the Lord Mayor's Appeal, "Pitch Perfect".

A tape ball - a tennis ball wrapped in electrical tape - replaced the traditional leather cricket ball in the six-a-side contest.

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