Enthusiasm, skill and sportsmanship are winners at Kwik Cricket Festival
by Andy Tong | 11th July 2019
AROUND 100 young cricketers from six primary schools took part in the Tonbridge & Malling Kwik Cricket Festival at Kings Hill Cricket Club.
Nine teams played each other for points leading to an overall winner based on the highest scoring school, and the tournament was won by Leybourne Primary.
The festival was organised by Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council in partnership with Kent Community Cricket.
It forms part of a national programme to encourage more schools to offer cricket as part of the PE curriculum and provide a platform for pupils to showcase their skills.
St Margaret’s Clitherow of Tonbridge saw their Year 3 and 4 team win the Most Sporting Team Award for their positive behaviour and consideration for others throughout the competition.
Ten young peopled aged 14 to 16 who are taking part in the council’s Young Cricket Leaders Programme helped out with scoring and umpiring, providing great support for the children.
The Mayor of Tonbridge & Malling, Cllr Jill Anderson, came to watch and presented trophies to the winning teams.
She said: “Congratulations to Leybourne Primary School for their most impressive win.
“It was an enjoyable afternoon and it has been such a pleasure to watch the students playing with such enthusiasm.
“I would like to thank all the young cricket leaders and the coaches involved for their exceptional scoring and umpiring efforts, and the staff at Kings Hill Cricket Club for hosting such a fabulous event again this year.”
Leybourne and Woodlands Junior School in Tonbridge will now take part in the county final on Thursday July 11 in Canterbury.