Primary 7 Mixed Cricket – The Lloyds TSB Scottish Schools' Cup

Published on 21 September 2007 Categories: Sports,  Upper Primary,  Junior School

close up of cricket ball on grassOn a fantastic sunny day, eight P7 pupils (Alex Wood, Ronan Dowds, Matthew Bedford, Calum Harris, Fraser Cousin, Caitlin Heathcote, Rachel Telford, Olivia McRobert) represented George Watson's College on the national cricket stage. By winning the Edinburgh regional qwik cricket finals the team was invited to take part in the Scotland Primary Schools' Cup Final in Stirling. The team was one of 16 teams from around Scotland taking part in the tournament. With teams in groups of four Watson's were set the task of coming top of their group to advance to the semi-finals.

With a strong start in the first game the squad was able to defeat Breadalbane Primary with some great batting. Next came Muirfield and the bowling and fielding were excellent in the sunshine. In the last group game Watson's were able to defeat Drymen to advance to the semi finals. With the top teams advancing to the semis it was always going to be tough to advance to the final game. Inverbrothock Primary School stood in the way of the finals. Some great cricket from the school from Arbroath meant they came out on top with a fantastic last over. This defeat left Watson's fighting it out for third place against Gordon Primary School. The wind seemed to be taken out of the team's sails and they could not recover from a slow start to capture third place. The boys and girls played some fantastic cricket showing that typical Watson's maturity in both winning and losing. They were a great credit to the School and themselves and should be proud of finishing as the fourth best qwik cricket team in Scotland.

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