Abbey Primary school defended their Asda County Kwik Cricket title at Kibworth Cricket Club on Wednesday 19th June.

Hallaton Primary (Rutland), Little Bowden (South Leicestershire), Abbey Primary (City – East), Stokes Wood Primary (City – West), Richard Hill Primary (South Charnwood), Shepshed High (North Charnwood), Sir John Moore (North West Leicestershire) and Redmile Primary (Melton) who all achieved success in their district competitions, competed to be the best Mixed year 6 team in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Despite the recent unpredictable weather, the sun shone down on the very attractive Kibworth ground which was a great venue for the Year 6 children to play some cricket.  The 8 schools competing were split into two pools with the top 2 schools from each pool going through to the semi finals.

It was Pool 1 which provided the first tense moment of the day, with Redmile, Hallaton and Shepshed High a

STEVE HODGKIN / Credit - CHADWICKS

ll winning 2 games out of 3. The semi-finalists were determined through runs scored and there were huge cheers as it was revealed Redmile (152 runs) and Shepshed High (143 runs) made it through, Hallaton were the unfortunate team to fall at this particular hurdle.

Pool 2 was a little less dramatic, with Abbey Primary winning all 3 of their games and were joined by Little Bowden as they progressed into the semi finals.   Below are the following play off and semi final results:

7th-8th Play-Off : Sir John Moore (264 – 4) beat Stokes Wood (203-7)

5th-6th Play Off: Richard Hill (272-4) beat Hallaton (230-4)

Semi Final 1: Redmile (262) beat Little Bowden (242)

Semi Final 2: Abbey Primary (260-5) beat Shepshed High (237-2)

 

STEVE HODGKIN / Credit - CHADWICKSWe had two deserving finalists in Redmile, who bounced back from an early loss and Abbey who were unbeaten throughout the whole competition.

Abbey batted first and set a demanding total of 269-5, with the last two pairs doing the most damage hitting 63 off the last 4 over for the loss of just 3 wickets. In reply, Redmile who were made up of mainly Year 4’s, gave it their best shot but despite a good scoring rate, regular wickets meant they fell short with 230-8.

It was a fantastic day and a great final and it was great to see some of the other schools stay behind and offer their support.

Many thanks to Kibworth Cricket Club, the young leaders from Robert Smyth Academy and Rushey Mead School and also Debbie from Asda who provided healthy refreshments for everyone who took part in the day.

For more photos of the day’s action please click here

 

Tom