Kwik Cricket team crowned champions

Joshua Pearce, McKenzie John, Jake Cartwright, Jake Poole, Ryley Archer, Reiss Walters, Liam Middleton

Joshua Pearce, McKenzie John, Jake Cartwright, Jake Poole, Ryley Archer, Reiss Walters, Liam Middleton

The Kwik Cricket team from Chase View Primary School are celebrating being crowned champions of Rugeley after winning the schools’ tournament organised by Rugeley Cricket club last month.

The team took part in a total of three matches with their first opponents being St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School.

Chase View’s captain, Jake won the toss and elected to field first. In Kwik cricket teams start with 200 runs, bat in pairs facing 3 twelve ball overs per pair and lose runs if bowled or caught out as opposed to being out.

St Joseph’s scored a respectable score of 247 for 3 but in their batting innings this was comfortably overtaken by Chase View who finished the game with a score of 259 for 2.

The second game saw Chase View take on Churchfields and after winning the toss for the 2nd time Jake again elected for Chase View to field and at the end of the innings Churchfields had scored 248. Unfortunately Chase View’s good batting score in this game was brought massively down by a lot of wickets and catches meaning they finished on a disappointing 220 for 6.

The third round of games saw Chase View face John Bamford Primary School, with the two earlier opponents facing each other. Chase View knew their only chance of winning and hope the other result went their way. This time they lost the toss and were put into bat first and scored a very impressive 269 for no wickets, with John Bamford scoring 237 for 4 the Chase View team had done their job.

At the end of the event three of the schools present had secured 2 wins and a defeat meaning the winners would be determined by a runs to wickets average and the high scores along with excellent catches and bowling meant that Chase View had won comfortably and now look forward to going on to represent Rugeley in the regional finals.