Your News

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.

May 27th

Prizes to be won by you!

By The Asda Kwik Cricket team
There are still great prizes for you to win with Asda kiwk cricket.

Prizes include:
  • Asda kwik cricket sets
  • Asda store vouchers
  • Test match tickets
  • An opportunity to play kwik crciket on the pitch during the lunch interval of an international test match
  • A coaching session for your school with two England players

To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is to set up an online team...

To do this, you need to make up a team of 8 people who can be your friends, parents or teachers, or anyone who plays kwik cricket. Then go to the kwik cricket home page (www.asda.com/kwikcricket) and click on the 'sign up' button (top right-hand corner). Wait for an email confirming your registration and then go to the 'Community' section to set up your own team.

Once the website has approved your team, get your 8 team mates to sign up to the site aswell. Once they have registered on the kwik cricket website they must go to the 'Community' section and search for your team (so make sure they know what you have called your team!). To become a part of your team they must simply click 'Join Team' and then wait for you to approve them as a team member.

Now for the important part for winning the prizes...

To win a prize you have to email asdakwikcricket@havas-se.com stating that you have signed up and want to be in with a chance of winning a prize. 

Good luck everyone! 

May 26th

Scottish National Launch

By The Asda Kwik Cricket team
The launch for Asda's kwik cricket competitions in Scotland took place at the colourful Burgh Primary School, Galashiels on the 18th May.

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Attending the event were two Scottish national players, Gordon Drummond and Ryan Flannigan, who held a coaching session for the young cricketers from Burgh Primary School. Gordon Drummond made this comment about the day:

'We had a fantastic morning at Burgh Primary school yesterday to launch the 2011 ASDA Primary School Cup in scotland.  Both myself and Ryan really enjoyed the coaching session and im hopeful the kids did too.  I firmly believe that this competition is a great way of spotting future cricket talent in Scotland and I would urge every Primary School in the country to get involved.  I would also like to thank ASDA for their continued sponsorship of the event and cricket in Scotland. ' 


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The Asda Kwik Cricket Competition in Scotland involved 5,000 children last year and each year culminates in the national final. In 2011 the Scotland final will take place at Doo’Cot Park in Perth on June 14th.  The Scottish champions are then invited to the UK final that will take place on the 20th July at Derby County Ground against the best 15 other schools in the UK.


May 20th

ASDA Kwik Cricket opened its innings for 2011 at Cassiobury Junior School in Watford on May 16th

By The Asda Kwik Cricket team

The largest grass-roots sport scheme in the UK, the ASDA Kwik Cricket competition, kicked off again on Monday 16th May at Cassiobury Junior School in Watford.

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This year, to celebrate the launch of the 2011 summer ASDA Kwik Cricket season, young cricket players from the school received a visit from England and Middlesex fast bowler, Steven Finn. Steven came down to his local school which he used to attend as a boy to share his coaching tips with the aspiring cricketers and he was happy to stay longer than originally planned to chat to the young players and sign their T-shirts.

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Steven Finn said: "It was good to come back to Cassiobury and meet the children who will be taking part in the ASDA Kwik Cricket competition this year. It’s fantastic to see so many boys and girls excited about playing cricket, I hope they are inspired and this is the start of a life-long involvement in cricket for them."

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Danielle Wyatt, member of the
England Women's Team said: "I remember playing kwik cricket at school; it’s great to see so many children are enjoying playing it too. The ASDA Kwik Cricket Competition is now bigger than ever and the fact that so many children can get involved and be introduced to the game is fantastic. I wish all the schools involved in the competition the best of luck, and hope many of the children continue to participate in cricket as they move up to secondary school."

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Already incorporating over 130,000 young cricketers from 12,000 primary schools around the UK, the ASDA Kwik Cricket competition is still growing. Following the success of the England cricket team in the Ashes this year, the popularity of cricket is on a high and it is hoped that this will encourage youngsters to pick up the blue bat and orange ball and help get their school through to the next round of the competition. ASDA Kwik Cricket is the perfect format for primary school children to be introduced to the sport, as it uses a soft ball and everyone gets a go. What’s more, the competition takes place on a local, regional and national level, with teams that progress through the competition playing against the best teams from Scotland and Northern Ireland at the National Final in Derby on July 20th.

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ASDA work hard to promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle to children. The ASDA Kwik Cricket festivals and England player appearances are used as an opportunity to discuss healthy eating issues with youngsters. ASDA utilise their huge store network across the UK to attend local Kwik Cricket festivals, where they hand out healthy snacks and drink to keep the young players refreshed and energised. They also sponsor appearances of the national team players, such as Steven Finn and Danielle Wyatt at the launch last Monday, in their effort to motivate children to take up cricket. Zoe, community colleague from the ASDA store in Watford was present at Cassiobury JS on Monday to provide refreshments.

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