Schools from across South Cambs came together on a blisteringly hot day at Caldecote Cricket Club for the Partnerships final competition of a busy year; year 3/4 Kwik Cricket. Fifteen teams from Swavesey, Guilden Morden, Fowlmere, Elsworth, Jeavons Wood, Hatton Park, Bar Hill, Harston and Newton, Coton, Histon & Impington Juniors and University of Cambridge Primary took part in the competition.
The competition was organised into 3 leagues of 5 teams and then played in a round robin format with each team playing 4 matches. After all of the matches the winners of the three leagues were Jeavons Wood and Coton who both won all 4 of their matches and Histon & Impington Juniors who finished with 3 wins and narrowly won their group courtesy of scoring 4 more runs than the University of Cambridge Primary who also finished the group matches with 3 wins.
Ordinarily there would have been some final play off matches to determine the overall winning team but with temperatures reaching 30degrees during the day the children, sports leaders and staff all needed a break from the sun part way through the event which meant there wasn’t time for the final round of matches. So instead the three teams winning their groups all went home with winner’s medals, much to their delight!!
The Spirit of the Games award went to Swavesey D team for showing great respect to the opposition, always giving three cheers and for being very supportive of each other and encouraging their team mates. Individual spirit of the games awards were also given to Isabella (Uni of Cambridge Primary, Jack (Swavesey), Adam (Harston & Newton) and Aiden (Elsworth).
Claire McDonnell, Partnership Manager said “It was a great afternoon of cricket played at a super venue. We had six matches playing simultaneously all afternoon and there was some fine play with some strong batting and fielding skills on display. Thanks to the students from Cambourne Village College for umpiring and scoring the matches and to Caldecote Cricket Club for hosting the event.”