Ayscoughfee triumph in Kwik contest

The winning Ayscoughfee team
The winning Ayscoughfee team

Young cricketers from 
Ayscoughfee Hall School in Spalding came out tops in the Sainsbury’s School Games Kwik Cricket tournament on Tuesday.

The Year 5/6 competition was for our area of Lincolnshire South East and the team will now compete against other teams in the region next week.

Action from l'Pinchbeck East v John Harrox

Action from l'Pinchbeck East v John Harrox

The School Games are a pupils’ version of the Olympic Games and a chance for them to get involved in sport and competition.

Much like the Olympics, the School Games also tries to promote the important values of honesty, respect, passion, determination, teamwork and self belief.

Seven teams from six schools came to Spalding Grammar School to take part in the tournament and organiser Rupert Gibson was delighted with their performances.

“It was great to see so much excellent teamwork, determination and respect from all the teams. The standard of cricket has improved so much over the last few years, so well done to all the players, schools and clubs.

“Massive thanks go to Spalding Grammar School for hosting the event and for providing six excellent sports leaders to umpire the games.

With Ayscoughfee striking gold, silver went toPinchbeck East and joint bronze to the two teams from Moulton John Harrox.

Other teams taking part were Monkshouse and St John’s from Spalding and St Bartholemew’s from West Pinchbeck.

On June 25 one team from the area will compete against other winning schools from across Lincolnshire.