Time for a kwik game

Contributed by admin on Jun 02, 2004 - 09:25 AM


More than 200 pupils from 18 primary schools across the district will be swapping the classroom for the cricket field soon to take part in the 2004 Kwik Cricket Festival.

Games will be played at Elham Valley Cricket Club o­n Wednesday 9 June and Folkestone Cricket Club o­n Wednesday 16 June.

Kwik Cricket is played with teams of eight - which must include two girls - and uses a soft ball. Although it is a knockout competition with the eventual winners going through to county finals, all the youngsters will have matches throughout the afternoon.

“Losing teams will play each other, so no-one will be sitting around with nothing to do,� said Wilbert Greaves, Sports Development Officer at Shepway Council. “Winners and runners up will be presented with gold or silver medals and each child will be given a certificate for taking part.�

The top four teams from Elham and Folkestone will take part in a Shepway play-off o­n 30 June with the winners going forward to the Kent finals.

Schools playing at Elham are: Elham, Lyminge, Palmarsh, Bodsham, St Leonard’s and Harcourt. Teams playing at Folkestone Cricket Club are: Hawkinge, All Souls, Dymchurch, Park Farm, St Augustine’s, Saltwood, Lympne, St Martin’s, Sandgate, Mundella, George Spurgen, St Nicholas.

Brenzett school will be taking part in the Ashford heats.