Cambs Cricket Final.

1st June 2015
On Wednesday 17th June, a group of 9 children (Moritz, Liam, Joseph, Joe, Genny, Sasha, Seren, Harry and Yann) represented Coton School in the County finals of the Mixed Kwik Cricket Tournament.

A fantastic all round team effort secured their first win. In their second match they met a very strong team from the Perse who equalled Liam in the number of boundary shots they hit. A gallant fight back from our batsmen was, unfortunately, not enough to secure a win that time round.The final match of the group stages saw Joseph take a hat trick of catches, covering metres of the pitch in the process. He also took two wickets in one over, not quite managing a hat trick of wickets to match the catches. Harry did, however, follow Joseph’s phenomenal performance in the field with a hat trick of fours with the bat, which were matched by some solid batting stints by Genny and Seren.

Quarter finals next and a fantastic batting innings saw Coton set a fine target for the opposition to chase. Sasha and Seren made a significant contribution to the innings total securing run after run after run…….they just kept on running! The match was closely fought but some excellent bowling from Moritz and Yann, yet another diving catch from Joseph and the odd boundary catch by Liam helped Coton secure a place in the semi finals.

The team performed brilliantly to beat a well-disciplined Steeple Morden side, despite losing a hat trick of wickets in the final three balls of their innings. Joe, a relative newcomer to cricket whites, batted sensibly and solidly enabling Liam to, yet again, send balls flying to the boundary and beyond.Yann bowled a fantastic final over under pressure, Moritz took a great wicket, hitting the stumps bang in the middle and……….Coton were through to the final. 

They faced the Perse (again!) and played some great cricket in the final.As Yann and Moritz took to the crease in the final two overs, they needed an outstanding batting performance to crown Coton county champions. Despite a fantastic effort by both boys, they were unable to claw back the number of runs needed to win the tournament.

Mrs Osborne, who accompanied the team on the day, reported that she was incredibly proud of the way the squad conducted themselves both on and off the pitch. There was great camaraderie amongst the team, respect and appreciation for excellence from individuals from all participating teams and a genuine commitment to performing to the best of their ability.

A big thank you to all the parents who came along to support the children on the day and a special thank you to Ross Chandler who has been committed to coaching and managing our school’s cricketers over a number of years.

Well done Coton Cricketers-  well deserved runners up!