The sun was shining yesterday and it was a perfect day for some cricket. On Wednesday at Eaton Park, it was the Norfolk School Games Year 5-6 Mixed Kwik Cricket Competition that saw 8 teams go head-to-head with each other throughout the day.
The event was split into an 8 team round robin format of matches, so every team played against each other with the hope to finish in the top 2 places to represent Norwich at the Norfolk School Games Finals.
The schools represented were;
- Bignold Primary School
- Cringleford Primary School
- Eaton Primary School
- Mulbarton Primary School
- Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary School
The matches were officiated by the staff from the schools represented and lasted for approximately 40 minutes per match. The children had lots of time to enjoy some cricket in the sunshine. Each team started with 200 runs and for each run they were awarded 1 point and 4’s and 6’s for the hits over the boundary. 5 runs were taken away for a wicket.
The day was filled with boundaries, great catches and lots of sun cream!
George Harmer, Project Officer commented;
“It was so great to see so many children having fun, cheering each other on and enjoying some great cricket. I was really impressed with the cricket being played at the competition and I hope that they continue in the sport.”
The final standings of the competition were as followed;
- Saint Francis of Assisi Primary A
- Mulbarton Primary A
- Mulbarton Primary B
- Bignold Primary
- Eaton Primary
- Saint Francis Primary B
- Saint Francis Primary C
- Cringleford Primary
The top two teams; Saint Francis of Assisi Primary School A and Mulbarton Primary School A will represent Norwich in the Norfolk School Games Finals on Tuesday 19th June at Horsford Cricket Club.
You can see more photos from the event in our Photo Gallery.
If your child enjoyed themselves yesterday and would like to try more cricket, you can find local clubs on our Clubs Page.