In their first competitive games Scintilla Cricket Clubs youth team proudly flew the flag for Barking & Dagenham as they stormed into the semi finals of the Essex East London Colts Indoor Cricket League at Forest Gate Community League.
Inspired by the exploits of the senior team that won the Essex County Cricket League Premier Division last summer the young lions put in some great performances to reach the last four.
Coach Ayaz Karim said: "It's a brilliant achievement and showed the character of the squad. I'm very proud at how the boys have performed. There's lots to improve on and we will be preparing fully for the semis."
Captain Rokhan Khan said: "I'm proud to captain this team and we are all very pleased with the way we bonded today.
"We are lucky that we have an inspiring senior team and individuals who we can approach for advice. We will not be complacent in the semis and will give it our best shot against our competitive rivals."
The Colts now go into next weekend where they will play a semi final.