Somerset schools enjoy Kwik Cricket Finals days
Our Kwik Cricket competitions are open to state primary and middle schools throughout Somerset with competitions for Year 6, Year 5 and Girls.
Each of the competitions has a local round run by the SCB and the CSP School Games Organisers at SASP & Wesport.
These local competitions then culminate in three County Finals, one for each competition.
Girls Finals day – Street CC – Tuesday 18 June
In dreadful weather conditions our Girls Kwik Cricket Finals day took place at Street CC on the 18th June.
Schools from all across the county took part in an exciting finals day, with the weather not dampening the spirits of the players, staff and spectators.
The following schools competed in three groups during the morning and afternoon sessions, St Stephens, St Georges, Somerset Bridge, Wrington, Preston, Bathwick-St-Mary, Elmhurst, Wiveliscombe and Headley Park.
A morning full of close finishes and an extremely high standard of cricket played in very wet conditions saw St Stephens, St Georges and Somerset Bridge contest the afternoon group winners pool.
In a high standard group St Stephens came out on top and were crowned County Champions, a title they have held in 5 out of the last 6 years.
Huge congratulations go to St Stephens and they have since represented the county with great distinction in the Regional Finals of the competition.
Congratulations also to all of the schools taking part for producing some fantastic cricket in the difficult conditions.
Our thanks also to our hosts at Street CC. The groundstaff produced great playing surfaces in difficult weather and all of our schools were made to feel extremely welcome.
Year 6 Finals day – Wembdon CC – Tuesday 25 June
Once again wet weather conditions were the order of the day as Wembdon CC broke new ground in hosting our Year 6 County Final.
Ten schools from across the county had won through for the right to compete in the County final and produced a tremendous days cricket for everyone involved.
Two groups consisting of the following schools Creech St Michael, Swanmead, Elmhurst, Bathwick-St-Mary, Wrington, Trull, Castle Cary, Somerset Bridge, St Stephens and Ashton Gate provided competitive cricket played in a great spirit.
The final group standings dictated the play-off match that each school would take part in.
After a really close fought group stage St Stephens and Bathwick-St-Mary won through to contest the county final. The final produced a wonderful advert for junior cricket in the county with Bathwick-St-Mary victorious and crowned County Champions.
Our congratulations go to all of the schools taking part and for displaying wonderful sportsmanship throughout the day.
As County Champions Bathwick-St-Mary had a wonderful day out at the Regional Finals of the competition and performed with great credit.
We would like to thank all the staff and volunteers at Wembdon CC for being such brilliant hosts, the pitches and their hospitality certainly matched the high standard of cricket on display during the day.
Year 5 Finals day – Clevedon CC – Tuesday 9 July
Glorious sunshine provided the backdrop for our Year 5 County finals day at Clevedon CC.
There were 9 schools that had won the right form their area competitions to contest the county final, with a round robin competition format in the morning and afternoon.
A really competitive days cricket, played in a wonderful spirit was provided by the following schools, Swanmead, Somerset Bridge, Crockerne, Castle Cary, Chandag, Wrington, Enmore, Bathwick-St-Mary and Waycroft.
The standard of play was extremely high and places in the afternoon group winners pool were hard earned, with a number of extremely close matches.
In the end the schools from Swanmead, Chandag and Enmore contested the group that would decide the County Champions. After a wonderful days cricket it was left to Chandag school to raise the trophy and become our Year 5 County Champions.
All of the schools involved deserve high praise and congratulations for providing a fantastic competition, with all of the players a credit to their schools.
Finally our thanks go to Clevedon CC for being such wonderful hosts and providing a venue worthy of our county Final.
This brings to a close another fantastic summer of Kwik Cricket competitions in Somerset.
We would like to thank the ECB, Chance to Shine, all of our host venues, every school that took part in this year’s competition and all of the staff and parents involved.
Finally to all of the players that participated, thank you for producing such brilliant cricket and good luck for the rest of the summer.