Friday, 1 July 2016

Year 6 Kwik Cricket County Finals 2016

On Friday 1st July ten children from Chilcote represented the school in a County Cricket Final held at The Edgbaston Foundation ground. They qualified for this after winning the local area competition.

The tournament was split into two groups. Everybody played each other once. Then, the team that finished first in each group would play each other in the final and the other teams would play the team who finished in the same position as them in each group.

Chilcote started by playing against St Bernard's school. They batted first and gave away some sloppy wickets to finish on 225. St Bernard's replied with 251, so won the game.

Next, Chilcote played against Park Hill School and again batted first. This time they cut out the mistakes and scored an impressive 256. Park Hill replied with 240, which meant that Chilcote had won.

After that, Chilcote played against Little Sutton, who had won their previous two games. Chilcote put in the performance of their lives and batted superbly to get to a total of 247. They then bowled brilliantly and kept Little Sutton's score to 238.

This meant that Chilcote needed to win against St Bernard's (a repeated fixture due to their being one less team in the group). Yet again Chilcote batted sloppily and gave away 6 wickets. They closed on 221. However, unlike in the first game they bowled amazingly well and took 8 wickets off St Bernard's meaning they only scored 211. Another Chilcote win.

This meant that Chilcote had won 3 and lost 1 the same as Little Sutton. So, the officials looked at the total number of wickets taken in the group stage. Chilcote had taken 21 wickets and Little Sutton had taken 23. This meant the boys finished in 2nd in the group.

Finally, Chilcote played in the 3rd and 4th place play-off. They played against Four Oaks school. They bowled first and kept the Four Oaks score to 224. Chilcote replied with an impressive 259, meaning they finished in third place in the tournament.

Little Sutton went on to win the tournament and the Chilcote team were left thinking about what might have been. . .

Well done to all of the boys involved a third place finish in this high caliber event is very impressive! A great performance by all!!!

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