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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 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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Jun 20th

Match news from Chalkwell Hall Junior School and Palfrey Junior School

By The Asda Kwik Cricket team
With the Asda Kwik Cricket 2011 under way, we encourage all teachers and couches to send us their stories and match reports, and let us know of players that deserve recognition.

Here's the match report sent to us by Kevin Harvey, year 6 leader and team manager at Chalkwell Hall JS:

 Chalkwell Hall Junior School’s Boys Kwik Cricketers are in jubilant mood after emerging victorious from the Southend Primary School’s Kwik Cricket Festival. Finishing third last year meant the boys were even hungrier for success in this year’s competition. This hunger proved invaluable as Chalkwell defeated last year’s winners-Alleyn Court-in the final.

The first group match was a nervous affair against Heycroft Primary School. After electing to bat there were a number of tense performances and the boys struggled to build a defendable total. However as Chalkwell’s boys came out to field the tide turned as accurate bowling and sharp fielding restricted the opposition helping to provide Chalkwell’s first win. The second match against Bournemouth Park School produced some excellent cricket. After some fairly decent batting Chalkwell went out to field. The boys were going to have to bowl well and they certainly didn’t disappoint. Wickets fell regularly for Bournemouth Park but it was the hattrick taken by Jess Dyos in the penultimate over that enabled Chalkwell to emerge as group winners.

The quarter finals saw Chalkwell playing Earls Hall for a place in the semis. Surprisingly this was the most comfortable of Chalkwell’s wins as Earls Hall were pegged back to under 200 runs.

Next up was the semi-final against Leigh North Street Junior School. This game kept everyone on the edge of their seats as both sides matched each other run for run. Leigh North Street were restricted to just over 200 runs. As Chalkwell came out to bat they knew that not conceding wickets was important. After a tense innings everything rested upon the final ball of the final over, the scores were level. The final ball was bowled to Ethan Evison who let the ball pass his stumps. Chalkwell progressed to the final as they had taken the greater number of wickets.

And so to the final where Chalkwell took on Alleyn Court. Chalkwell fielded first and bowled exceptionally well, taking wickets on a regular basis. Again the batting just had to be steady. After four overs Will Dove strode out and notched up a couple of fours and a six putting daylight between the teams. From that point on Chalkwell extended their run count and ensured a thrilling victory.

The Chalkwell team are now very much looking forward to representing Southend-on-Sea in the Essex finals at Billericay Cricket Club on the 28th June.

A special mention goes to one of our boys - Jess Dyos - who took four wickets in one over during one of the matches. He was absolutely amazing!!

 Thanks Kevin for a very detailed report and good luck for the rest of the competition!

Another one from Geoff He adley from Palfrey Junior School:

 'We took part in Walsall's Open Kwik-Cricket competition earlier this week and one of our players hit six sixes (!!!) in the final over of the match (Palfrey A v Bluecoat B).  He is a talented left-hander and his name is Areeb Shiraz.'

Well done Areeb and keed up the good work!