Chase Cooperative Kwik Cricket Tournament
Wednesday 25th May
On Wednesday afternoon twenty pupils each from Redhill and Moorhill Primary Schools gathered together on their shared field to take part in a kiwi cricket tournament. This is a modified version of the main game where points are won and lost for scoring runs, making catches and taking wickets.
The children split into two teams of ten and took on one of the opposing teams with both games being played simultaneously. In the match on pitch one Moorhill batted first and set a total of 21 runs. Despite a credible performance from Redhill in their innings with Chad and Kacper in particular playing well they were unable to meet their opponents score ending on 11 runs. Meanwhile on pitch 2 Moorhill also had a great first innings scoring 55 runs (41 of these from the same pair) like in the other game Redhill tried their best to match this but it was a tough target but they ended on a credible 33 runs. Top scorers were Owen D and Charlie.
In the second round of games the match on pitch 2 was an incredibly tight affair with far more catches and wickets than runs. Moorhill, batting first reached a total of 17, this would have been more if it weren’t for outstanding catches on the boundary from Leon and Arron and it looked all along if Redhill were going to win but it went down to the very last ball and they eventually lost by just 2 runs. On the other pitch however Redhill were having a field day, set a total of 26 runs and inspired by a superb innings from Eboni and Chelsey they scored a grand total of 48 runs.
In terms of games the final score was Moorhill 3 Redhill 1 and combined points gave the result as Moorhill 109 Redhill 98 but these games were about much more than the score. All 40 children were a credit to their schools, gave 100% and showed terrific commitment, attitude and sportsmanship. It will be a tough job to select the eight who represent Redhill at the Cannock and Rugeley Sainsburys School Games tournament in June.
Mr Mobberley and Mr Gibson