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Jul 23rd

National champions of the mixed competition have been decided

By The Asda Kwik Cricket team

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The ASDA National Kwik Cricket Finals for boys took place on 17th July at Leicestershire County Cricket Ground. Teams travelled from far and wide to compete with the other 15 best Kwik cricket teams in the country in the hope of becoming national champions. The weather was extremely kind with not one rain drop falling from the sometimes cloudy sky. This helped the competition run smoothly, ahead of schedule at times, which is a great credit to the fantastic effort from the organisers.

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Upton Priory Junior School, retained control throughout the day, and in the final match, they defeated the opposing team, thus becoming the national mixed champions.

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The finals day was attended by Eion Morgan, England and Middlesex cricketer, who travelled along to support the ASDA sponsored competition and was a highlight of the day for all the teams who had a chance to chat to Eion, take photos with him and have their ASDA kwik cricket T-shirts and bats signed. Congratulations go to Upton Priory Junior School for making it this far in the competition and showing that they are the best mixed Kwik cricket team in England this year.

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Jul 23rd

National Asda Kwik Cricket Girls Champions!

By The Asda Kwik Cricket team

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The ASDA National Kwik Cricket Finals for girls took place on 16th July at Leicestershire County Cricket Ground. Teams travelled from far and wide to compete with the other 15 best kwik cricket teams in the country in the hope of becoming national champions. Although the weather outside was gloomy, participating teams livened up the competition with matches taking place indoor. 

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Oaktree Primary School, travelling from the not too distant Mansfield, made a confident start to the day by winning their first game in convincing fashion. Oaktree Primary School has previous titles to their name already, including East Midland regional champions. Their form continued as they won their other two group games and progressed through to the semi finals. It was clear to see from their group games that they were going to be in with a good chance of becoming champions.

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Their opposition in the semis was Shawlands Primary School from Yorkshire. In a close affair, it was Oaktree that won the game and proceeded to the final. In the final they met Tavernspite Primary School from Pembrokeshire. Oaktree Primary batted first and set a target of 232, losing only four wickets along the way. In return, Tavernspite could only manage 203-9, after an excellent display of disciplined and accurate bowling by Oaktree. In true elation the whole team ran together and embraced to celebrate their marvellous victory.

 

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The finals day was attended by
Danielle Hazell, England Women’s and Durham cricketer, who travelled along to support the ASDA sponsored competition and was a highlight of the day for all the girls who had a chance to chat to Danielle, take photos with her and have their ASDA kwik cricket T-shirts and bats signed. Congratulations go to Oaktree Primary School for making it this far in the competition and showing that they are the best girl’s Kwik cricket team in England this year. 

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Apr 25th

Scotland National Launch 2012

By The Asda Kwik Cricket team

Following the incredible success of last year’s ASDA’s National Primary School Cup, the 2012 competition was launched on the 23rd April with appearances from Scottish national players Gordon Drummond and Gordon Goudie.

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The event saw lucky pupils from Our Lady of the Mission Primary School in Glasgow receive an exclusive coaching session from the two cricket stars.

Gordon Drummond commented:

 “The coaching session with the children from Our Lady of the Mission Primary School was a massive success today and it was a great way to kick off the 2012 Asda National Primary School Cup. Myself and Gordon Goudie were introduced to the sport by playing Kwik Cricket, so it was good to see the pupils enjoying the session as much as we did.”

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The players and cricket were joined by several local members of Scottish Parliament who were also there to show their support for the competition and to take part in the fun.

Aug 22nd

England stars share tips with Asda Kwik Cricketers

By The Asda Kwik Cricket team
England stars, Jimmy Anderson and Matt Prior, turned up to Aston Manor Cricket Club near Edgbaston, to give a coaching session to some excited Asda kwik cricketers.

The pair, who have both played influential roles in England's success in the test series against India this summer, spoke to the youngsters, gave them coaching tips and signed autographs,a s they themselves took time out of their busy training schedule ahead of the Edgbason test match.

As if two England stars was not enough, Ravi Bopara unexpectedly came over from Edgbaston to meet the young cricketers, share his batting tips and sign autographs. 

The England players made this statement about the day:

'We came here today to support the Asda Kwik Cricket Competition and help to encourage children playing cricket in the UK. It's been a great day and I hope everyone involved enjoyed themselves. The PCA did a great job organising this event, along with support from Aston Manor CC and Asda.'
Jul 29th

Photos from the national finals in Derby!

By The Asda Kwik Cricket team
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Jul 29th

More photos from the girls' national final

By The Asda Kwik Cricket team
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Girls' winners from the Vale School in Sussex 
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Runners up from Oakley PS

More photos to come...
Jul 22nd

ASDA KWIK CRICKET NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

By The Asda Kwik Cricket team
Congratulations to:

THE VALE SCHOOL (SUSSEX) on becoming the Girl's ASDA Kwik Cricket National Champions

and to...

CHURCHFIELDS JUNIOR SCHOOL (ESSEX) on becoming the Mixed ASDA Kwik Cricket National Champions. 

More to follow...
Jul 18th

ASDA KWIK CRICKET NATIONAL FINALS 2011

By The Asda Kwik Cricket team

The ASDA Kwik Cricket girls’ and year 6 mixed national finals are taking place on July 19th and July 20th at Derby CCC this year, with the best 16 teams from all around the country battling it out to become national champions on each day. The play will commence at 10:00am on both days.

The schools taking part are either winners or runners up of their respective regions to qualify for this event, making them one of the top 16 primary schools in the whole country.  The competition started out with 12,000 schools and 130,000 children so to get to the final in itself is amazing.   Many of them will be coming from miles in order to enjoy one of the biggest days of their lives.

For the girl’s national final on Tuesday, Katherine Brunt (England Women Cricketer) will be present to meet the players and sign autographs. On Wednesday, the mixed teams will get the chance to meet an ex-England player who will be coming down early in the afternoon to motivate youngsters to continue playing cricket. 

The schools taking part are:  

Girls’ competition:

 

 

·        Broad Chalke PS (South West)

·        St Katharine’s PS (South West)

·        Shawlands PS (Yorkshire)

·        Great Cornard MS (East)

·        Nantgeridig Primary (South Wales)

·        Bryn Coch School (North Wales)

·        Robert Ferguson PS (North)

·        Dale PS (East Midlands)

·        Reginald Mitchell PS (West Midlands)

·        Ormskirk PS (North West)

·        Oakley JS (South)

·        The Vale School (South East)

·        Raddlebarn Primary

·        R A Butler School

·        Old Hall School

·        2 x TBC

 

Year 6 mixed competition:

 

·        St Katharine’s PS (South West)

·        Abbey Lane PS (Yorkshire)

·        Churchfields JS (East)

·        Marshfields Primary (South Wales)

·        Ewloe Green Primary (North Wales)

·        Stanwix School (North)

·        Isham CEVA PS (East Midlands)

·        Walkwood MS (West Midlands)

·        Springfield PS (North West)

·        Bentley JS (South)

·        St Bernadette’s Catholic PS (South East)

·        Stivichall Primary

·        North Walsham Juniors

·        Blackpool C of E Primary

·        Dale Primary

·        James Gallespie

·        TBC

We would like to wish all the teams that are taking part the best of luck and look forward to announcing the ASDA Kwik Cricket National Champions for the girl's and the mixed competitions.

Jun 23rd

Email from Jodie Parke from Northstead Community PS

By The Asda Kwik Cricket team

We've been getting lots of emails from the Asda Kwik Cricketers all around the country and we thought it would be nice to upload some of them on the website. We realise that those people who spend their time coaching kwik cricket after school hours, driving their teams to the tournaments and making sure that children take up this amazing sport, often do not get any sort of recognition for their great effort. If nothing else, we thought it would be nice to let you guys know about some of these people...here's email from Jodie:

My name is Jodie Parke, I'm ten years old and a pupil at Northstead Cp School. Mr I Johnson has encouraged me to play cricket at school  for the last four years, he is a TA at our school and the main sports man. He's  fab, whenever the weather is nice he arrives on the field at lunchtime to encourage us all to play cricket. You don’t have to be the best, he just makes it fun, he takes us to all the competions, he also does girls cricket on Fridays after school. Today for the second year running we have just won the kwik cricket completion in Scarborough, Whippee we go on to Harrogate. He really is great, I leave primary school soon and will really miss him. Thought this would be a good way to say Thank-you. He often says I'd do better if I talked less, but he's taught me to really love a sport and I've told him to watch out for me playing for England when I'm bigger.

Thank you for listening 

Jodie Olivia Parke aged ten and ten months x

Thank you Jodie for your lovely email, and keep up the good work! We're looking forward to seeing you play for England one day!

Your Asda Kwik Cricket team 

Jun 22nd

Steve Finn and Alistair Cook gave the Asda Kwik Cricketers from Hampshire their best tips last week!

By The Asda Kwik Cricket team
40 lucky children from Hampshire travelled to the Rose Bowl Stadium on Monday last week, June 13, to meet their cricket heroes Steve Finn and Alistair Cook ahead of their 3rd npower test match against Sri Lanka. Half of the kids won this amazing opportunity after their teachers and coaches took part in the competition in the News of the World - these were kwik cricketers from West Wittering CC and Hiltingbury JS in Eastleigh. The other 20 kids were picked by the cricket development officers and came from local primary schools around Hedge End. 

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It was amazing 2 hours for everyone involved, not only for the youngesters who took part in the coaching sessions conducted by Steve and Alistair, but also their parents, coaches and teachers who didn't miss a chance to have their pictures taken and shirts signed by the England heroes.

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Cecily, lovely community colleague from Asda Eastleigh, came down to hand out refreshments and drink.  

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Shaun Standing from West Wittering CC who was present on the day, commented: 'Thanks for Monday afternoon, the boys from West Wittering CC had a fantastic time at the Rose Bowl.'
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