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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.

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Jul 27th

One of the many stories from this year's competition!

By The Asda Kwik Cricket team
Asda Kwik Cricket creates thousands of memories and experiences through a summer.  Here is one recollection from this year from our colleague Bharat Parmar at the ASDA store in Blackburn!

Kwik Cricket Venue Clitheroe Cricket Club 9th June 2010

It was a cloudy day with slight drizzle, we packed the car with the utensils, tables and refreshment and headed for the Clitheroe Cricket Club, situated in the heart of Ribble Valley .This was our first project of Kwik Cricket attendance for Asda and this was a regional final. Waheed said “Lancashire here we come”

Waheed had never seen Clitheroe in all the time that he lived in Lancashire.” Do not worry the scenery is breathtaking”, I said. Entering Clitheroe we could see the old stone cottages and buildings that withstood time. Eventually I said “Look there is Clitheroe Castle” "Castle?” “Yes you will see this from the ground up in the hills”

Upon arrival we set up our stall under a large tree giving us all the protection from all elements.

The refreshments we laid out knowing that we would get the girls coming over when they heard that we had arrived.

We could see that there were several groups of girls ready to battle and win as the regional champions. There were a few of the girls practising near the edge of the boundary, where we situated. The pitch was so beautiful, lush with blades of green grass.

 “Bharat, do you know if Dickie Bird was umpiring, and legends like Colin Cowdrey, Sir Garfield Sobers, Sir Don Bradman, Brian Lara, Alan Knott, they’d be proud to be here and play today.

All of a sudden from the right side the cry would be heard” Come on we can get a four” Blimey no sooner a cry would come from the left 2 runs and so forth right would shout” run out” whilst we served refreshments to the very thirsty and hungry young ladies as we never stopped. Every time we served, the girls no matter from what school they were representing “Thank you Asda for supporting us”. Waheed looked at me as I did to him, still serving. We got a moment and we both said in unison to each other “Did you hear what I did?” I said “Yes they said please, thank you Asda” Wow gosh another wicket falls.

We could not believe the one’s, two’s, four’s that were been struck by the girls bats. The catches were just as immaculate. We wondered what could they do against the boys? Probably they’d out class them. Watch out Freddie Flintoff, come down to see how these girls do it and England may do better in the future.

Whilst serving the refreshments, we managed to find a moment to advise the parents and teachers, to encourage the children to set up their own team page by logging on the Asda Kwik Cricket website, at the same time raising the awareness of this great sport. With their entries, we advised them that they could win various prizes for example coaching session with 2 current England Internationals. 

Finally it has to come to an end and the winners were the hosting town Pendle Primary School.

They were so over the moon they’d hugged each other and the faces glowing with smiles.

Each of the losing teams came over and just like from the start “Thank you Asda”. This amazed us and we thanked them on behalf of Blackburn for the invitation and their manners. We would like to if invited attend the following year.      

Jul 19th

Congratulations to Scarning VC primary school!!

By The Asda Kwik Cricket team

Congratulations to Scarning VC primary school from Dereham in Norfolk, who have won the opportunity of a lifetime to have a coaching session with two of England's top international cricketers.

They have won the opportunity to do so because they managed to get a staggering 161 friends and family on board by the closing date which was on the 15th July, it's an amazing effort from the friends and family of the children of Scarning VC.

East Ardsley primary school
from Wakefield came in second with a fantastic 107 members but unfortunately it wasn't enough to take the prize but well done for all getting involved!

The lucky prize winners will get the chance to meet the England stars on the 4th August, somewhere in the Birmingham area.

Jul 16th

Photo round up of the finals!

By The Asda Kwik Cricket team
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The 2010 Year 6 mixed Champions are Bispham Drive from Beeston.

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Graeme Swann was there to support the day!  Was great with the young players!

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Oakley C E Junior School from Basingstoke were this year's girls champions.   Caroline Atkins from the England Women's Cricket Team, was there to support the day and joined in with all the fun!

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The standard on both days was absolutely brilliant.  There were some great players on show who have a big future ahead of them!    And most importantly everyone had fun!

Well done everyone involved!
Jul 16th

Match reports and details from girl's ASDA Kwik Cricket National Final

By The Asda Kwik Cricket team

Breakdown of the National Girl's ASDA Kwik Cricket final at Derbyshire CCC.  Here are all the details -

Group A: St Stephen’s PS (Bath), Reginald Mitchell PS (Stoke-on-Trent), James Oglethorpe PS (Upminster) and Ewloe Green CP School (Deeside, Clwyd)

 

Group B: Oakley CE JS (Oakley, Basingstoke), Worfield PS (Worfield, Bridgnorth), Abbey Road School (West Bridgford, Nottingham) and Rhiwbeina PS (Cardiff, South Wales)

 

Group C: St Christopher’s RC PS (Ashton-under-Lyne), Ocklynge JS (Eastbourne), Oaktree PS (Mansfield) and Shawlands PS (Barnsley)

 

Group D: Wheatfields JS (St Albans), Broad Chalke PS (Salisbury), Ponteland Community MS (Newcastle upon Tyne) and Northstead PS (Scarborough)

 

The sides were split into four groups of four with the winners of each group progressing to the semi-finals. The tournament details can be found below.

 

 

Group stages

 

Group A

Runs

Wkts

Runs

Wkts

St Stephen's PS

227

4

Reginald Mitchell PS

238

3

James Oglethorpe PS

234

5

Ewloe Green CP School

205

6

St Stephen's PS

250

3

James Oglethorpe PS

239

3

Reginald Mitchell PS

238

2

Ewloe Green CP School

187

9

St Stephen's PS

262

1

Ewloe Green CP School

216

3

Reginald Mitchell PS

172

12

James Oglethorpe PS

249

3

 

Group B

Runs

Wkts

Runs

Wkts

Oakley CE JS

280

2

Worfield PS

226

2

Abbey Road

243

1

Rhiwbeina PS

235

5

Oakley CE JS

262

2

Abbey Road

225

3

Worfield PS

216

4

Rhiwbeina PS

263

2

Oakley CE JS

261

1

Rhiwbeina PS

230

4

Worfield PS

223

5

Abbey Road

243

6

 

Group C

Runs

Wkts

Runs

Wkts

St Christopher's RC PS

231

1

Ocklynge JS

234

2

Oaktree PS

246

2

Shawlands PS

215

3

St Christopher's RC PS

241

1

Oaktree PS

243

3

Ocklynge PS

242

1

Shawlands PS

243

0

St Christopher's RC PS

237

3

Shawlands PS

230

4

Ocklynge PS

275

1

Oaktree PS

239

2

 

Group D

Runs

Wkts

Runs

Wkts

Wheatfields JS

216

6

Broad Chalke PS

248

1

Ponteland PS

245

4

Northstead PS

227

5

Wheatfields JS

258

4

Ponteland PS

259

2

Broad Chalke PS

252

1

Northstead PS

223

4

Wheatfields JS

276

1

Northstead PS

195

6

Broad Chalke PS

248

1

Ponteland PS

224

5

 

 

 

Semi-Finals

 

St Stephens PS beat Oackley JS

Ocklynge JS beat Broad Chalke PS

 

 

National Final

 

Oackley JS (238) beat Ocklynge (227)

Jul 16th

Year 6 Mixed National Final Report!

By The Asda Kwik Cricket team

Group A: Blackpool CE PS (South West ‘A’), Wollescote PS (West Midlands ‘A’), William Austin PS (East ‘A’) and Gresford All Saints PS (North Wales)

 

Group B: Brightwalton CE PS (South), Colwall CE PS (West Midlands ‘B’), Redwell (East Midlands ‘B’) and Ysgol Gymraeg Dewi Sant (South Wales)

 

Group C: Bunbury PS (North West), Greenway School (South East), Bispham Drive (East Midlands ‘A’) and Rawdon St Peter’s PS (North East ‘A’)

 

Group D: Sir Robert Hitcham School (East ‘B’), St Michael’s Middle School (South West ‘B’), Dane Ghyll PS (North) and Horsforth St Mary’s PS (North East ‘B’)

 

The sides were split into four groups of four with the winners of each group progressing to the semi-finals. The tournament details can be found below.

 

 

Group stages

 

Group A

Runs

Wkts

 

Runs

Wkts

Blackpool CE PS

229

3

Wollescote PS

230

4

William Austin PS

219

4

Gresford All Saints PS

223

4

Blackpool CE PS

206

8

William Austin PS

205

5

Wollescote PS

242

3

Gresford All Saints PS

241

1

Blackpool CE PS

265

0

Gresford All Saints PS

256

0

Wollescote PS

256

1

William Austin PS

222

5

 

Group B

Runs

Wkts

 

Runs

Wkts

Brightwalton CE PS

229

6

Colwall CE PS

239

3

Redwell JS

237

3

Ysgol Gymraeg Dewi Sant

241

3

Brightwalton CE PS

232

3

Redwell JS

231

6

Colwall CE PS

233

2

Ysgol Gymraeg Dewi Sant

244

6

Brightwalton CE PS

233

4

Ysgol Gymraeg Dewi Sant

242

3

Colwall CE PS

215

6

Redwell JS

238

7

 

Group C

Runs

Wkts

 

Runs

Wkts

Bunbury PS

260

1

Greenway School

229

5

Bispham Drive

238

3

Rawdon St Peter's PS

215

6

Bunbury PS

207

4

Bispham Drive

212

7

Greenway School

238

4

Rawdon St Peter's PS

214

6

Bunbury PS

238

2

Rawdon St Peter's PS

232

3

Greenway School

235

5

Bispham Drive

260

2

 

Group D

Runs

Wkts

 

Runs

Wkts

Sir Robert Hitcham

181

11

St Michael's MS

243

3

Dane Ghyll PS

247

5

Horsforth St Mary's PS

253

2

Sir Robert Hitcham

213

5

Dane Ghyll PS

242

3

St Michael's MS

229

4

Horsforth St Mary's PS

215

6

Sir Robert Hitcham

275

2

Horsforth St Mary's PS

185

12

St Michael's MS

Winner

Dane Ghyll PS

 

 

 

 

Semi-Finals

 

Group A

 Runs

Wkts 

Group B

Runs 

Wkts 

Wollescote PS

273

4

Dewi Sant

231

5

Group C

 

 

Group D

 

 

Bispham Drive

257

9

St Michael's

242

9

 

 

National Final

 

Runs

Wkts

 

Runs

Wkts

Bispham Drive

228

2

Wollescote PS

184

7

Jul 15th

We have National Champions for 2010!

By The Asda Kwik Cricket team
For the last two days at Derby County Cricket Ground, the National Finals of the girls and the year 6 mixed ASDA Kwik Cricket Competitions took place between the respective best 16 teams in the UK.

The standard was incredibly high and well done to everyone who took part.  To have even reached the final in a competition involving 12,000 primary schools and over 130,000 kids is an amazing achievement.

There can of course only be one winner though.

In the girls competition Oakley C E Junior School are champions!

In the year 6 mixed final the winners are Bispham Drive school!

A huge congratulations to both!

Full reports and photos will follow shortly of both days!

Jul 13th

Graeme Swann to support year 6 Mixed Final!

By The Asda Kwik Cricket team
Graeme Swann, England's star off spinner, will be attending Derby County Cricket Club on the 14th July to support the year 6 mixed Final!

How Exciting!!
Jul 13th

Road to the final coaching sessions!

By The Asda Kwik Cricket team
Over the last few days Regional Final winners have been treated to unique and exclusive coaching session with some big names in cricket to prepare them for their big day at the girls of the National Final.

These are all part of the ASDA Road to the Final initiative to award Regional Final winners for their success!  

Nick Knight, Devon Malcolm, Lou Vincent, Dean Headley, Gladstone Small, Richard Blackey, Matt Maynard, Graham Napier, Martin Speight, and Ian Harvey all appeared and gave out some top tips to various schools (some of which are reported in this section).  

Thankyou to all of them and hopefully all you kids enjoyed it!!
 
Jul 13th

St Christopher's girls team in the final today!

By The Asda Kwik Cricket team

Well done and good luck to St Christophers girls today who have claimed the Liverpool Asda title for 3 successive years since it first began, qualifying for the Lancashire County Finals back in 2008. Last year they lost in the regional semi final but have now claimed the North West title at the 3rd attempt!

Hope it all goes well today and you have fun!

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Jul 13th

Blackpool CofE Primary Road to the Final!!

By The Asda Kwik Cricket team

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Blackpool C of E have done fantastically well to get to the National Final.  Let's meet the team!!!

Pat Hicks - Top all-rounder, straight with both bat and bowl. A real athlete, Take two to him in the field at your peril!

Will Christophers (C) - The man! Just never out of the game, fast in all that he does. The talisman.

Ben Tampkins - Solid in all that he does, gives nothing away cheaply. If you hear a ticking sound thats him thinking. Stato to his mates!

Harry Senior - Never stops! bowling, running, batting, catching, fielding, talking definitely powered by duracell!

Ashley Causey - A raw talent, good bounce when he bowls and a hard hitter when he bats. Improving every game.

Ollie Clifford-Bourne - A man in a boys body, hits hard with the bat. Took 13 catches in one tournament at wicketkeeper and bowls left arm.

Chris Yabsley - Every team needs a mystery bowler and here he is. Proper batsman as well.

Henry Thomas - Bousterous bowler with bounce a go-go, likes to score runs in different areas as a batsman.


The Blackpool team has just got better and better as the tournament has progressed culminating in winning their last match against the Wiltshire team Harnham by 70 runs!

Other notable matches en-route, were matches against their local rivals and club team mates Bovey Tracey, where Blackpool won by just 10 runs. Also, on that day at the Devon Finals, Hyde Park started the final over needing just 2 runs to knock Blackpool out in the final. However, the Blackpool fielders and a blitz from their Captain Will Christophers resulted in Hyde Park losing by 13 runs.

Comfortable wins against all but fellow Westcountry qualifiers ensured safe passage to Derby. The match against St Micheal's from Dorset was top class entertain in a low scoring match chasing only 225 to win it was left to Tampkins and Christophers to score 13 off the last 12 balls against the best bowlers to win. They safely achieved this off 10 balls and safely navigated the last two balls to beat St Micheal's on the day.

Blackpool have enjoyed their cricket and are looking forward to their big day in Derby.