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Want to catch up with all the news from Asda Kwik Cricket? You’ve come to the right place.

We've got the latest stories and blogs from teams round the country. So you can find out how your friends in other schools and teams are doing in this year's tournament.

Why don't you write a match report for a game your team has played? We’ll show the best ones here, and you could win a prize too.

Jun 28th

Luke Wright supporting Asda Kwik Cricket

By The Asda Kwik Cricket team

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Lucky youngsters from Cardiff joined Luke Wright at an exclusive training session at Lisvane CC as part of a joint event with the PCA.   60 local players from Cardiff schools spent a unique two hours learning a few new cricket tips from England all rounder and recent world cup winning star Luke Wright!

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Teams from Ysgol Melin Gruffydd, Ysgol Bro Eirwg, Rhiwbina Primary, Eglwys Newydd Primary, Lakeside Primary and Bryn Deri Primary all took part in the event.   And there wasn't a cloud in the sky!  What a day! 

Jun 24th

Photo updates from round the UK

By The Asda Kwik Cricket team
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St Katharine's celebrating as Dorset Year 6 Champions!
 
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Wareham Middle School at the Dorset Girls Final in the Sun!! 

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Gloucestershire County Final Girls in Action!!




Jun 23rd

Worcestershire County Final Report!! Send yours in and it will be posted here too maybe!

By The Asda Kwik Cricket team

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County Final winners at the picturesque New Road ground!

This was an extremely close and well fought County final.  The standard of cricket was very good with all schools showing some outstanding batting, bowling and fielding. 


7 schools competed.  They played in 2 groups

Group 1

Alder Coppice, St Bedes and Warndon

Results

·         Alder Coppice 250 for 4, St Bedes 226 for 6

Alder Coppice won by 24 runs

·         Warndon 199 for 8, St Bedes 271 for 3

St Bedes won by 72 runs

·         Alder Coppice 206 for 6,

Warndon 210 for 6

All three teams scored 4 points

Total wickets taken - Alder Coppice 12, St Bedes 12, Warndon 10

Total runs scored - Alder Coppice 456, St Bedes 497

Group 1 winners- St Bedes,        runners up – Alder Coppice,       3rd place – Warndon. 

Group 2

Results

·         Wollescote 263 for 2,                      Cookley 264 for 8

Cookley won by 1 run

·         Broadheath 228 for 3                      St Nicholas 252 for 4

St Nicholas won by 34 runs

·         Cookley 256 for 5                             St Nicholas 259 for 3

St Nicholas won by 3 runs

·         Wollescote 249 for 5                       Broadheath 193 for 8

Wollescote won by 56 runs

·         Wollescote 257 for 7                       St Nicholas 204 for 9

Wollescote won by 53 runs

·         Cookley v Broadheath

Cookley 269 for 2                             Broadheath 194 for 9

Broadheath 3 points, Cookley, St Nicholas and Wollescote all had 7 points

Total wickets taken – Cookley  14, St Nicholas 15, Wollescote 22 

Group 2 winner Wollescote,      runners up St Nicholas,                 3rd place Cookley             

4th place Broadheath.

Play offs

3rd place group 1 v 3rd place group 2

·         Cookley 248 for 8                             Warndon 218 for 9

Cookley won by 30 runs 

2nd place play off

·         Alder Coppice v St Nicholas

Alder Coppice 240 for 4                 St Nicholas 243 for 2

St Nicholas won by 3 runs

FINAL

·         Wollescote v St Bedes

Wollescote 248 for 3                      St Bedes 250 for 1

WINNERS            St Bedes

RUNNERS-UP    Wollescote 

Jun 22nd

Asda Stores on hand to help!

By The Asda Kwik Cricket team
Asda stores from around the UK are supporting their local festivals with food and water.     Buxtons are helping out by supplying water to all the county finals in the year 6 mixed and the girls county finals!

Plus there is more! Every county final will receive leaflets offering you the chance to enter our exclusive county final's competition where you can win your school a coaching session with a famous cricketers!

Its great to see so many kids enjoying their cricket!

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Jun 21st

Derbyshire County Finals Thriller!

By The Asda Kwik Cricket team

Derbyshire Year 6 Mixed Final took place at the Derby County Ground on Friday, venue for this year's National Final, and was witness to a thrilling finale to the county tournament.   Simmondley (Glossop) beat Old Hall (Chesterfield) in  a tie.  Both scored 249 but Simmondley lost less wickets!  What a game!

For the Dorset Year 6 mixed Final also on Friday we have a full match report:

The Districts sent 2 representatives each to the county final at Bryanston School. They had won and come second in their local District festivals.
The morning competition had 3 leagues of 4, producing some very exciting games eg Christchurch beat St Michael’s Primary by just 1 run. One of the groups had a 3 way tie for 2nd place which had to be decided on total run count – Epiphany Primary edged through by just 1 run from Sandford Middle after 3 matches played.
After tee shirts were presented by the ASDA representatives and a big thank you was made by DSCA Chairman and organiser, to ASDA at the lunch break, the sides winning their group played each other and so on down the line (2nds, 3rds and 4ths). This ended up with places from 1 to 12 and again produced some exhilarating cricket and a huge amount of excitement in the sun.
Recently retired Chairman of Dorset Cricket Board, Clive Moore, presented the silver medals to St Aldhelm’s Primary (Poole) and gold medals and trophy to St Michael’s Middle School from Colehill (East).
He also thanked me effusively – but that is not in the report.
Photos sent are of a bit of action, Tammy and Dennis form ASDA, post presentation of tee shirts, St Aldhelm’s batting v St Michael’s and the winning team (on the steps) and runners up.

Send in your reports and they will be announced here and check out the Tournament section for all the results!!
Jun 18th

Sun shines for Norfolk Girls Final

By The Asda Kwik Cricket team

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Check out some of the action that took place yesterday up in Norfolk at their girls county final!  The sun shone and the cricket was great.  
Dersingham took on and beat defending champions at Mundesley in the final:

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And Woodland played St Williams in the 3rd and 4th Play off!
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Photos from Keith Osborne Photography

Jun 17th

County Finals underway across the UK! -Check out the results section

By The Asda Kwik Cricket team


Now the County finals are underway across the UK we will be keeping you up to date with the big stories.    Send us in stories of outstanding performances by a specific player or team to asdakwikcricket@havas-se.com and they could be announced up here.

Already we have two National Champions from Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Well done to George Watsons College from Edinburgh who as Scotland Champions have now qualified for the UK final at Derby County Ground in June. 
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And well done to Strandtown Primary School on becoming the Northern Ireland Champions who also qualify for the UK final!!
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Jun 15th

World Cup Winning England Star meets Kwik Cricketing youngsters!

By The Asda Kwik Cricket team

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Asda Kwik Cricketers up in Retford were yesterday treated to a special meeting with World Cup winning star Eoin Morgan.  The England star who has recently won world wide praise for his amazing hitting was on hand to give some of England's future generation a few tips. 

They even got to have a bowl against him, and after a couple of good catches there are a couple who can now claim to have got him out!!

Thanks Eoin for coming down and making it a fantastic day for over 60 kids and good luck against those Aussies next week!

Jun 9th

Well Done Mersham Primary School!

By The Asda Kwik Cricket team

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Well done Mersham Primary who have won the 2010 Mid Kent Ashford Kwik Cricket Festival at Ashford Town Cricket Club, Kingsnorth. 

They sent in a report and it got published here.  Now they have won themselves a piece of signed merchandise.

Read to see what happened!

Egerton Primary School smashed their way to 1255 runs and qualified for the final.  Runners up East Stour played well, winning 4 out of 5 games.  In Group B, Mersham Primary School won all 5 matches to qualify for the final.  Finishing 2nd in the group was East Borough Primary School who won 4 out of 5.  The final was a nervous affair with Egerton being put into bat first and scoring 196 for 6, meaning Mersham had to bat safely to ensure victory; which they did to win with 209 for 3.

Congratulations and good luck to Mersham who now progress to the Kent Kwik Cricket Finals in Canterbury on Sunday 4th July.

Who else wants to get a mention on the site! Send in your story to asdakwikcricket@havas-se.com and if it is the best it will go up!

Jun 8th

Watch Learn and Play - check out our videos now!

By The Asda Kwik Cricket team
We are continuing to add some great videos to our "Watch, Learn and Play" section of the website giving you some exclusive tips that you can only find on this website.

Have a watch and listen and you could learn something to make you much better player

- reverse sweeping with England Player Eoin Morgan
- Fielding with England Player Ryan Sidebottom
- Bowling and batting with 2 of the England Women stars, Isha and Ebony

So go and have a look.  And keep checking back because we will continue to get more famous players with some great tips!