Bicester Family Year 5&6 Kwik Cricket

The annual Year 5 and 6 Kwik Cricket Festival for the Bicester Family of Primary Schools took place on Tuesday 7th June at Bicester and North Oxford Cricket Club (Chesterton).   Over one hundred and sixty children played in the Festival, with thirteen boys' and seven girls' teams involved.

Teams from Kings Meadow, Chesterton, Fritwell, St. Edburg’s, Brookside and Southwold Schools played in glorious sunshine.  Teams were divided into three separate competitions; Boys’ Cup, Boys’ Plate and Girls’ Cup.  Fourteen Bicester School student sport leaders took responsibility for umpiring and scoring the matches.  With teams playing across nine pitches there was plenty of cricket skills and enthusiasm on display throughout the day. 

In a closely contested final, Brookside took a wicket in the final over to beat Kings Meadow A by just 5 runs to win the Cup competition.  Kings Meadow A won all five of their matches and defeated Chesterton B in the final to win the girls’ competition.  St. Edburg’s B remained undefeated in their round-robin matches to win the boys’ plate competition.  All winning teams were presented with certificates and both Brookside (Boys) and Kings Meadow Primary School (Girls) will represent the Bicester family at the Level 3 County Kwik Cricket finals in July. . 

During the event, the Spirit of the Games value of passion was a key focus area. A player from each team was selected and presented with a special certificate in recognition of their positive attitude and perseverance throughout the festival.

The festival was again a big success and it is hoped that children taking part will have been inspired to continue playing cricket.  Mark Townsend, Youth Coordinator at Bicester and North Oxford Cricket Club, attended the event and offered advice to the young players and leaders as well as raising their awareness of the opportunities available to them at their local community club.

A massive thank you from myself and the children, we had a great day and we learnt a lot about the game and how we can improve.  The day was very well organised and the young leaders were fabulous.  Also having a member of the cricket club here was useful; he spoke to the children about clubs.”  (Teacher Southwold)

“Great day, very enjoyable, good venue.” (Teacher Fritwell)

“Well organised, leaders were approachable, great event as always.  Thanks Mr Mawn.”  (PE Coordinator Kings Meadow)

“Plenty of games to keep the children interested and lovely weather!” (Teacher Chesterton)

“A brilliant day.  Even though the girls were not as successful as the boys, they had an equally amazing time.”  (Teacher Brookside)





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