Marshland High School’s Big Bash cricket tournament is a big success
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Cricket starlets from across the region went head-to-head last week in the inaugural Big Bash Cricket Tournament.
The tournament, organised by Marshland High School, invited secondary schools from West Norfolk to take to the pitch in a series of matches at Wisbech Town CC’s Harecroft Road ground on Monday July 11.
Six teams, two from Marshland, two from KES Academy, one from Downham Market Academy and one from Kings Lynn Academy contested the first ever instalment of the competition, and each team played one another on a round robin basis.
Games were designed to be quick-fire and exciting for all the students, and each game consisted of seven five ball overs, boundaries were brought in and the added bonus of scoring zones were set out so throughout the day several players profited from scores of six or ten.
After a day of entertaining cricket, KES B met Marshland B in the final after both teams won all four of their games.
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KES batted first and notched 46-2, which proved to be an unbeatable total for Marshland who fell nine runs short.
Dom Stannard, teacher at Marshland organiser said the cricket on display was of a very high quality and praised the players for their efforts. He said: “I was very impressed with the standard of the games and the fielding, especially, during the day was fantastic - I witnessed many great catches.
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“It was an exciting day with loads of fours and sixes hit, and it was great to see so many school children playing cricket on the same ground. Thank you to everyone who helped on the day, allowing everything to run so smoothly.”