Team Leicestershire: Dynamos Primary Cricket Finals

Posted: Fri, 7 Jul 2023 09:00

Team Leicestershire: Dynamos Primary Cricket Finals

Congratulations to every school that made it to the Team Leicestershire Dynamos Primary Cricket Finals (both Girls and Open) which were on held at Leicestershire County Cricket Club over the past week. It was a huge achievement to make it to the finals and there were some amazing cricket skills on display over both days. Additionally, we'd like to thank all teams for demonstrating outstanding sportsmanship and respect throughout each competition, every team did themselves proud.

In each competition, 9 teams from across county attended on each day having won their local competitions. All were very excited to be playing on the pitch of a professional cricket club! The teams were divided into pools and played matches across 4 pitches, the winners of each pool facing each other in the final, whilst the second placed teams played off for third place.

The format of Dynamos cricket ensures that all players have the opportunity to bat, bowl and field which meant all games were very inclusive. There were lots of parents and spectators watching on throughout both days, and it was great to hear their cheers of support whenever somebody hit a big shot over the boundary, there was even a couple of catches in the crowd and a few lost balls! Additionally, there was some outstanding fielding skills as well as some really accurate bowling.

They even showed the finals on the big screen, which meant everybody was able to watch on no matter where you were in the ground. During the presentations, as well as the medals and trophies, teams were also given t-shirts and goodie bags which meant that nobody went home empty handed!

The final standings across both events were:

Girl's Final

WinnersAvenue Primary (West Leicester)
Runners up: Merrydale Primary (East Leicester)
Third place: St Mary and St Johns Primary (Rutland)
Fourth place: Rothley CofE Academy (South Charnwood)
Standings (5th – 9th in no particular order)

Lubenham Primary (Blaby & Harborough), Launde Primary (Oadby & Wigston), Great Dalby Primary (Melton & Belvoir), Ibstock Primary (North West Leicesteshire), St Pauls CofE Primary (North Charnwood).

Open Final

WinnersUppingham CofE Primary (Rutland)
Runners up: Kibworth Primary (Blaby & Harborough)
Third place: Hall Orchard CofE Primary (North Charnwood)
Fourth place: Merrydale Primary (East Leicester)
Standings (5th – 9th in no particular order)

Brocks Hill Primary (Oadby & Wigston), Brownlow Primary (Melton & Belvoir), St John the Baptist Primary (West Leicester), Willesley Primary (North West Leicestershire), Rothley CofE Primary (South Charnwood).

Our big thanks go to Vishal and the team down at Leicestershire Cricket Club for helping to organise two fantastic days of cricket. Thank you to all of the school staff and spectators for bringing the teams and supporting them throughout the day.

We hope to see you at a Team Leicestershire event in the future.

For pictures of both events, please visit our Facebook photo album.

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