The sun broke through last Thursday, allowing 70 primary school students to take part in Herstmonceux Primary School’s annual cricket event for U11’s, hosted at Herstmonceux Cricket Club.
Herstmonceux, Willingdon, The Haven, Ocklynge, Hawkes Farm and West Rise Schools competed in three pools, well supported in the sunshine by their families.
The final was an incredibly close match between hosts Herstmonceux ‘A’ and Ocklynge School.
Both sides bowled and fielded very well, with an amazing one-handed catch on the boundary in the final overs being the difference between these two sides. Ocklynge were worthy winners of the trophy this year, by just two runs; 118 to 116.
The final placings: 1. Ocklynge, 2. Herstmonceux ‘A’, 3. The Haven, 4. Hawkes Farm, 5. Herstmonceux ‘B’, 6. West Rise, 7. Willingdon
Anyone who would like to learn to play cricket, should attend training on Friday evenings from 6pm. Visit the website: www.herstmonceux.play-cricket.com or contact Paul Walker on 07882 193848 / firstname.lastname@example.org.