The KS1 kwik cricket festival was held on the 22nd May and was a fantastic success with seven schools in attendance. The weather showed up and it was a glorious day! The facilities and coaches provided by Askern Welfare Cricket Club were excellent as always. Eddie Longley and Manuel Bisby from Askern Welfare C.C were on form providing their umpiring skills all day. The club chairman Norman Firth was also present to open the festival and present the winners and runners-up with their medals.
Norton Infants won the festival, but it was a very close contest as they were on the same points as Bentley High Street Infants which meant that it came down to total runs scored by each team. In third place were Askern Littlemoor, 4th Askern Moss Road, 5th Sunny Fields, 6th Castle Hills and 7th were Toll Bar. There were some great skills showcased by the children involved and there were lots of smiles all round.
A huge thank you must go to all the staff and coaches involved prior to and on the day of the competition. I know within the Campsmount pyramid (Norton Infants, Askern Littlemoor Children’s Centre and Askern Moss Road) Eddie Longley had dedicated time to coach at all three schools prior to the festival and it was clear they were on the ball, with all three schools finishing within the top four. The CTC leadership academy students were fantastic in their roles as umpires, scorers and general runners helping the day go smoothly. A big thank you must also go to the Doncaster neighbourhood team who provided us with a large gazebo keeping lots of children out of the sun between matches.
We are very lucky to have such amazing people in the Campsmount Community who give up their time to help sport grow in our area, the coaches and staff at Askern Welfare Cricket Club is a prime example of this.
Miss E. Burrows (Acting SSCo)