On Tuesday 26th February, the Year 7 Boys Schools Games Super Series Indoor Cricket county finals came to a conclusion at Sports Leagues Leicester in the City with 9 teams taking part in an afternoon packed with lots of high quality competition and some impressive talent on show.
Split into the pools, Leicester Grammar, Wreake Valley, Hastings High, Castle Rock High, Loughbrough Grammar, Uppingham Community College, Gartree High, Lancaster School and Crown Hills Community College all played hard but fair to qualify for the semi-final stages.
In the end the final was a close contest between Leicester Grammar and Crown Hills Community College. Leicester Grammar batted first posting an impressive total, with a number of the batsmen reaching 25 to retire not out showing very good shot selection and awareness of where they could score runs. Crown Hills came out with intent with their opening batsmen reaching 25 quickly with some well-placed shots and clever running. However he was not backed up by the whole side, and when he came back in as the last man stands, his best efforts were not quite enough as Crown Hills fell 15 short of their target.
A great final, which mirrored many of the others games during the day.
Alongside the accolade of becoming the gold medal winners, there was also a ‘Spirit of the Games Award’ given to the team that showed fair play and gratitude towards their fellow competitors, their teammates and also the competition managers. The well-deserved winners of the award were Castle Rock High school.
I would like to thank Jayne Hough from Leicester-shire and Rutland Sport who provided great help on the day, Katie Tweddle, who helped score throughout the competition and our two umpires Ken Kilby and Alex Mofford who officiated a great number of games.
Cricket Development Coach