Cricket Club meets after School every week during the Summer Term, building towards the annual Stevenage Cricket Festivals, which are hosted by Stevenage Cricket Club. We have reached the final of the mixed event three times in the last five years, and have also represented Stevenage at the Herts Youth Games, taking on some of the best Year 6 players in Hertfordshire. The last time these were held (back in 2019) we were particularly successful, with both our Mixed and Girls teams winning their Stevenage Tournaments and making it to County Finals - you can find out more about how they got on below.
We play Kwik Cricket, a faster-paced version of the game that features plastic bats and balls (so no need for pads), but still follows all the usual cricket rules, and we spend lots of time perfecting our over-arm bowling and fielding skills. We regularly link-up with coaches from Stevenage Cricket Club and Hertfordshire Cricket through the Chance to Shine programme, and have been delighted to see several of our players invited to join (and play for) Stevenage CC as a result.
- The two Stevenage Cricket Festivals - one for mixed teams and one for girls teams - took place in June, and having seen some excellent play at both our Cricket Club and Mr Moses’ lunchtime training, we were determined to put out a strong showing. In the mixed event, we began with a tricky game against a strong Codicote side, who we managed to overcome thanks to some outstanding fielding from Eli and excellent bowling from Jacob and Alfie. After that, we faced Knebworth, and with Mitchell bowling at high pace and Devarni and Samuel in good form with the bat, we won that game too, which meant that we made it through to the final against St Ippolyts. Unfortunately, they were just a little bit too strong for us and, despite the best efforts of the whole team, they secured a win that left us as runners-up in the festival, and the second best side in town. The day after, the girls headed down to the Cricket Club for their competition and, despite the fact that it was the first competitive game that any of the team had played, they put in a fine performance. Once again St Ippolyts proved to be the side to beat, and once again they were just a little too strong, leaving the girls to match the boys as runners-up in their event, too.