Tower Road cricket players Qualify for County again!
On Thursday 4th of June eight boys from year 5 and 4 took part in a Kwick cricket tournament held at Boston Mayflower. Tower Road was joined by eight other teams competing for a place at county on July the 7th.
The day was all set with the weather being perfect for cricket. All the teams split into two different groups, Tower Road was placed in a group with Staniland Academy, Hawthorn tree and St Nicholas.
Tower Road started of their first game against Staniland. It was a very close encounter but Tower Road managing to edge the match win by just 3 runs: Staniland 223 – 226 Tower Road. A fantastic start to the day for Tower Road. In the second game, Tower Road was up against Hawthorn tree. Tower Road, with some excellent batting, managed to score over 100 runs with no wickets against! Winning 249- 311. The final game of the group was up against St Nicholas. Again Tower Roads cricketers showed some real class in their fielding and batting skills winning their final game 283- 211. The children then had a break for lunch.
Following lunch break Tower Road found out their semi-final fixture would be against Kirton Primary School. Tower Road held their nerve and showed some fantastic fielding managing to reduce Kirton Primary down to 193, Tower road then scored 225 which was enough for them to progress through to the final.
The final was to be played against Staniland Academy, which was back to where they had started the day. Both teams showed some fantastic cricket and how much both teams had improved throughout the day compared to their first match. Tower Road batted first and scored a reasonable score of 249 despite losing a few wickets. However, yet again, Tower Road managed to hold their nerve and showed some excellent fielding, keeping Sandilands score down to 238. Tower Road’s cricket players travelled home full of excitement knowing that they would represent the Boston area at County cricket final on July the 7th.
Our thanks go to the organisers of the tournament and officials for the day as the children thoroughly enjoyed the day.