DESPITE the wintry weather, it was no-balls rather than snowballs on the mind of a Bexley teenager last weekend.

Townley Grammar School student Triveni Lall was among 11 trainee cricket officials who attended the ECB Young Umpire Award course at Lord’s Cricket Ground on Saturday.

The 14-year-old enjoyed an insightful and educational day of theory and practical sessions as they took their first steps towards becoming qualified cricket officials at the iconic venue.

The course leads towards her first ever officiating roles, overseeing games at the London Youth Games Indoor Cricket competition which begins in Harrow early next month and concludes back at the Lord’s Indoor School on March 3.

Treveni’s mum Angela Lall said: “The London 2012 Olympics inspired Triveni to become more involved in sport and the fact that she performed with the London Symphony Orchestra Next Generation team at the opening ceremony has raised her ambitions.

“She wanted to expand her knowledge of cricket and in advance of a cricket coaching course she hopes to take which will allow her to take over coaching her school cricket team.”

The free course was one of around 30 events taking place across the city as part of the London Youth Games’ #NOWITSYOURTURN week, encouraging young people inspired by London 2012 to get more involved in competing and volunteering in sport.

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