ASDA Kwik Cricket Regional Finals take place
The Regional Finals eventually took place yesterday at Tattenhall CC, the change of date and venue due to adverse weather conditions and Warrington CC being waterlogged and not fit for purpose on 2 occasions.
The decision was made on Monday 9th July at 2:15pm to move the competition to Tattenhall CC, however due to the size of Tattenhall CC it could only accommodate a maximum of 4 pitches.
It was therefore decided that the girls’ tournament would be cancelled and the County winner from Lancashire (Bradley Primary, Pendle) and the County winner from Cheshire (Upton Primary) would go in to a draw for who would represent the North West at the National Finals. The school that was drawn out was Upton Primary from Cheshire and I’m sure everyone would wish them well in the National Finals.
The Y6 mixed tournament went ahead with the Cheshire Cricket Board going to great lengths on the day to make sure the competition took place. Lancashire were represented by Bleak Hill Primary (St Helens), King David Primary (Liverpool), St Luke’s Primary (Bury) and Our Lady’s Primary (Preston).
3 of our schools made it through to semi finals stage, those being Bleak Hill, St Luke’s and King David all after qualifying from their respective groups. The first semi final saw Bleak Hill take on Upton Primary (Cheshire) who had won their group to qualify. In a close game Upton just came out on top going through to the final. Andrew Harrison from Bleak Hill said: “I am really glad that the boys had the opportunity to play in the Regional Finals and I would like to thank the Cheshire Cricket Board for all their hard work in getting the tournament on.”
In the second all Lancashire semi final, St Luke’s played King David with St Luke’s coming out on top and progressing to the final.
The final saw both teams playing some superb cricket and it all came down to the last ball, St Luke’s needing 3 runs from the last ball. This proved to be too much as they could only muster 1 run from it. Mike Lonsdale from St Luke’s said: “What a day! I never expected us to get so far especially as we lost by such a small margin. I am very proud of the team. Everyone really enjoyed the day and I would like to thank everyone involved in running all the tournaments we have taken part in this year. Can’t wait for next year!”
This now means that Upton Primary (Cheshire) will represent the North West at National Finals at both the Girls and Y6 mixed ASDA Kwik Cricket Competitions. All the very best of luck to both sides.
Thank you all for your contribution and hard work this year to one of the biggest County ASDA Kwik Cricket Schools competition in the country.
It has been my pleasure working with you all.
Shaun Anders (LCB Competitions Co-ordinator)