Herts, SG1 1NJ
Mrs J Moore
© Bedwell Primary
Cricket Club meets after School every Thursday during the Summer Term, building towards the annual Stevenage Cricket Festival, which is hosted by Stevenage Cricket Club. We have won this event twice in the last five years, and have also represented Stevenage at the Herts Youth Games twice, taking on some of the best Year 6 players in Hertfordshire. Last year, the competition was expanded to include a Girls Tournament for the first time, with our squad (pictured below) winning the event undefeated, and going on to represent the town at the County event, where they finished in seventh place overall.
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.
We played four group games, winning three and only losing out to the eventual winners, St Ippolyts. As a result, we reached the semi-final, where we lost narrowly and finally finished third overall. The team played extremely well and showed their superior bating skills, but on the day our fielding wasn’t as good as it had been in practice. We received a certificate and bronze medals for finishing third in Stevenage, and are now looking forward to a cricket match against St Ippolyts in the summer term.
Next term, we will also have another fantastic chance to develop our cricket skills, as we will be taking part in training sessions led by Hertfordshire Cricket every week as part of the Chance to Shine project every Tuesday.