Spalding youngsters play cricket in style

A young bowler poised for the run-up. SG260516-103TW
A young bowler poised for the run-up. SG260516-103TW
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Cricket was the winner when children from special schools met at Spalding Grammar School for limited overs matches.

It was the first competition of its kind organised by The Cricket Society Trust, chaired by Spalding man Alan Porter, and may one day pave the way to a national tournament with finals played at Lord’s or The Oval.

Look at the concentration on the bowlers face. SG260516-107TW

Look at the concentration on the bowlers face. SG260516-107TW

All of the participants on Thursday were from Spalding schools – The Priory and The Garth – as Boston’s John Fielding School unfortunately had to cancel.

That left Priory fielding three teams instead of the anticipated two.

Winners were The Priory Sloggers and runners up were Garth’s Roaring Lions.

Everyone who played was presented with a medal.

Young players enjoying a tea break during their limited overs matches at Spalding Grammar School. SG260516-100TW

Young players enjoying a tea break during their limited overs matches at Spalding Grammar School. SG260516-100TW

Mr Porter said: “It was fantastic.

“It was a super day. Everybody enjoyed it.”

Matches were restricted to ten overs and the boundary was brought in to 25 yards.

Mr Porter, who presented the medals, said the children loved the game and are keen to have a repeat next year.

It could be a boundary. SG260516-112TW

It could be a boundary. SG260516-112TW

He will also attend an assembly at The Priory School to present a shield to the winning team.

The trust hopes to have four regional competitions for special schools in England, covering the north, the midlands, the south east and the south west.

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Adding to the runs. SG260516-113TW

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Will this put the batsman in a spin? SG260516-106TW

A batsman strides along to add to the runs. SG260516-105TW

A batsman strides along to add to the runs. SG260516-105TW

It looks like a tricky ball for the batsman. SG260516-104TW

It looks like a tricky ball for the batsman. SG260516-104TW