Posted: Mon, 25 Jun 2018 17:00
On 21st June, the softball finals featured 8 teams to play in the Super Series Finals at Blue Sox Arena (Western Park).
The format followed a round robin of up to 3 teams playing 1 innings for a chance to get into the semi-finals. It was the winners of each group who progressed into the semi-finals which was South Charnwood vs. Hinckley and Bosworth, and West Leicester vs. Oadby & Wigston.
West Leicester narrowly missed out to reach the finals to a very strong Oadby & Wigston team, while South Charnwood got the better of Hinckley & Bosworth. There was a witness of good tactics implemented as the teams worked tirelessly to stop the runs of the opposition, with plenty of action involved.
The finals brought the best of quality in the two teams, each showing great spirit and drive to get as many home runs as they could. It was Oadby & Wigston's Manor High School who got the better of South Charnwood's Martin High School. A very entertaining finale for all to see recorded live, which can be found on the LRS Facebook page.
The Spirit of the Games winners 'West Leicester' put on a great show of passion, integrity and teamwork on the day, leading by great example what it takes to be a real professional in sport.
Results: KS3 Boys Softball
- 1st Oadby & Wigston – Manor High School
- 2nd South Charnwood – Martin High School
- 3rd Hinckley & Bosworth – Hinckley Academy
- 4th West Leicester – Lancaster Academy
- 5th Rutland – Catmose College
- 6th Blaby & Harborough – Welland Park Academy
- 7th North Charnwood – Rawlins Academy
- 8th East Leicester – Hamilton Academy
- 'Spirit of the Games' Award: West Leicester – Lancaster Academy
A special thanks to Leicester Blue Sox for the support, facilities and equipment on the day. Well done to all teams making it this far.
The photographs from the School Games Super-Series Finals are available to view on our Facebook page. Make sure to keep up with all the action over the coming months through our Twitter - @LR_Sport, Instagram - @lr_sport_ and Snapchat - lr_sport using #LRSchoolGames.
The Leicester-Shire & Rutland School Games, now in its sixth year, is part of the national 'School Games Programme'. It aims to keep competitive sport at the heart of schools and provide more young people with the opportunity to compete and achieve their personal best. It is open to all young people aged 6-18 years, of all abilities and backgrounds from every school across Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland.