4th June 2019
Coton Cricketers’ Successes in Slightly Soggy Conditions!
On Tuesday 4th June, a group of 10 children (Hannah, Shannon, Tilly, Owen, Joshua GW, Joel, Oscar, Dillon, William and Roscoe) represented Coton School in a Mixed Kwik Cricket Tournament at Histon recreation ground. The event had been organised by Matt Morley, from Cambridgeshire Cricket, who has been working with some of the children as part of their curricular PE lessons.
The children took to the pitch to play their first match in rather disappointing conditions considering the time of year, but their spirits were certainly not as damp as the officials, spectators and teaching staff supporting them!
Despite some clear nerves, the team comfortably won their first match against Burrough Green. In their second match they met a very strong team from Hardwick who equalled us in the number of boundary shots they hit. It was a much tenser match and the outcome could not be called…..until the 7th over of our batting innings that is! Owen chose this moment to release his power with a bat, scoring not 1, not 2 not 3 but 4 (out of a possible 6) boundary shots netting a fantastic 24 runs. This settled the tension on the side lines and, despite a tightly bowled final over by Hardwick, we secured our second win.
In our final match any nerves that had been present in the earlier matches were dispelled and we settled into perhaps our best cricketing performance of the afternoon. Cottenham played valiantly but were unable to outperform our now fluid batsmen (and women) and Joel stole the show with a couple of direct bowls that sent the stumps flying.
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 Mary Snaith who endured the cold and the rain to support the children on the day and a special thank you to Jim Johnson who thought he was taking a well-deserved afternoon out of the office to enjoy watching and supporting the team. Alas not! Jim kindly volunteered (okay, maybe a little coercion from Mrs Osborne) to umpire all our matches in the absence of sports leaders. No mean feat but much appreciated.
Well done Coton cricketers!
|Position||Big Schools||Points||Position||Small Schools||Points|
|1st||Histon Juniors A||
|1st||Harston & Newton A||1650|
|3rd||Histon Juniors B||1469||3rd||Gt Abington||1470|
|7th||Steeple Morden||1389||7th||Harston & Newton B||1370|
|9th||Burrough Green A||1322|
|10th||Pendragon A||1309||10th||Uni of Cambridge A||1302|
|14th||Steeple Morden B
|15th||The Meadow A||1154||15th||Uni of Cambridge B||1158|
|17th||The Meadow B||1122||17th||Hauxton||1129|
|18th||Melbourn||1023||18th||Burrough Green B||1108|
Final results were:
Jeavons Wood – 1st (82)
Hardwick and Cambourne – 2nd (58)
Bourn – 3rd (56)
Coton – 4th (55)
Haslingfield – 5th (50)
Barnabas Oley – 6th (40)