On Monday 21st May, 6 teams from the Mitcham Cluster took part in the Cluster Best Team Kwik Cricket competition. Links, Lonesome, Beecholme, St Thomas, Sherwood and Stanford arrived at Mitcham Cricket Club on a beautiful sunny morning ready and eager to play in the competition.
As schools arrived, they started practicing their bowling, batting and fielding skills, getting themselves prepared for their upcoming games. Once all schools signed in, they gathered in to go through the running of the day and to find out which schools would be playing each other first.
As there were, six teams in the competition all teams played each other once in a round robin format. The first games began and it was clear to see the teams had been practicing hard for this event.
The games throughout were very tight however you could see the strength of Stanford and Sherwood’s batting and fielding was allowing them to come out on top of their fixtures and battle it out for first and second spot. Links and Lonesome showed some outstanding fielding skills, which allowed them to compete for third and fourth spot to progress onto the borough finals.
The final standings were:
1st- Sherwood 2nd- Stanford 3rd- Links 4th- Lonesome 5th- Beecholme 6th- St Thomas
Well done to St Thomas for receiving the Refspect award, due to the positive attitudes of the players towards their peers, opponents and the honesty of one student in particular who told the truth when the umpire was unable to see him being stumped out.
Thank you to all the schools that took part and to Mitcham Cricket Club for hosting the event. Congratulations and Good Luck to the top four teams on qualifying to the borough finals on Friday 8th June at Old Ruts Cricket Club.