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Cricket Wicket Grand Opening

posted 5 Jul 2015, 15:39 by Richard France
We are very proud to have an amazing new cricket wicket on our school field.  It is a special wicket that can be rolled out and rolled back up again.  It is marked so that children can check their bowling for line and length, and so that those batting can judge which balls are appropriate for defensive or attacking shots.  

This amazing piece of equipment has been provided  by the fantastic fund-raising done by our brilliant DPA.  Many thanks to them for agreeing to purchase something that will provide great learning and fun for many years!

On Friday 26th June, we had a 'grand opening' for the wicket, with two teams made of of a mix of parents, teachers and Y6 children.  The first official ball was bowled by Isaac, who is the South Yorkshire U11 captain, with other keen cricketers Matt, Freddie and Louisa also in the field for this inaugural ball.

The DPA put on tea for the spectators, with the money raised being donated to local charities.  The game itself was a lot of fun, and the result came down to a last ball decider!

Finally, thanks to Josh and Ben from Collegiate, who once again gave up their free time to come and umpire and score for us.