Crown Hills Community College recently played host once again to another 4 days of superb Indoor Cricket run by Leicestershire and Rutland cricket and Leicestershire and Rutland Sport. Blaby & Harborough completed a clean sweep of Gold Medals at this year’s Super Series finals!
Wednesday 24th February saw Leicester Grammar School (Blaby & Harborough) take home the Gold Medal in the Under 13 Girls event, with Soar Valley College (East Leicester) taking home Silver and Hinckley Academy (Hinckley & Bosworth) finishing in third after edging past Ivanhoe College (North West Leicestershire).
Thursday 25th February saw the Under 15 Girls event. Leicester Grammar School (Blaby & Harborough) beat Rushey Mead (East Leicester) in a touch and go final. Mount Grace School (Hinckley & Bosworth) beat Rawlins (South Charnwood) in the third place playoff to take home Bronze.
Leicestershire Women’s cricketer and Leicestershire and Rutland Sport’s Go Gold Ambassador Lucy Higham saw the girls finals and presented trophies. Lucy provided an inspirational closing speech encouraging the girls to continue to play the game at the high standards on show at the county finals.
Leicester Grammar‘s girls will progress to the Regional Finals of the Lady Taverner’s National Indoor Competition to be held at Hertfordshire Unversity on 19th April (Under 13) & Northamptonshire County Cricket Club 21st April (Under 15).
Day 3 brought the Under 13 boys final and Leicester Grammar (Blaby & Harborough) won through beating Shepshed High School (North Charnwood) in the final. Soar Valley taking third for East Leicester, beating Humphrey Perkins (South Charnwood) in the third place playoff.
England Women’s cricketer Tammy Beaumont saw Leicester Grammar (Blaby & Harborough) complete their clean sweep, taking home the Under 15’s Boys Gold medal narrowly beating Rushey Mead (East Leicester) in a very exciting competition. 2015 winners Babington Community College (West Leicester) beat Uppingham Community College (Rutland) in the third place play-off to take Bronze. Tammy was on hand to present the trophies and hand out medals, offering words of advice to students keen to continue to play the game.
All the teams also compete for the ‘Spirit of the Games’ Award, which is awarded to the team who most encompasses the School Games Values of: Determination, Honesty, Passion, Respect, Self-Belief and Teamwork. 2016 winners were:
- Under 13 Girls – Castle Donington (North Charnwood)
- Under 15 Girls – Leicester Grammar (Blaby & Harborough)
- Under 13 Boys – Humphrey Perkins (South Charnwood)
- Under 15 Boys – John Ferneley (Melton)
The Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sainsbury’s School Games is open to all young people aged 5-18 years, of all abilities and backgrounds in every school from across Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland. It provides schools with the chance to boost their existing work in school sport to create a year-round calendar of competition for all students and provides County, Regional and National pathways for our most talented athletes.
Through the 10 local School Sport & Physical Activity Networks (SSPANs), Levels 1 and 2 are delivered across 10 partnership areas within Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, by School Games Organisers (SGOs).
Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport (LRS) deliver on the Level 3 offer, organising and delivering a calendar of County Finals throughout the year in the form of School Games Super-Series Finals and School Games Championships.
More information: http://www.lrsport.org/schoolgames