Great Cornard fly the flag
GREAT Cornard Middle School flew the flag for Suffolk at the national ASDA Kwik Cricket finals.
The finals, involving the best 16 teams from all around the UK, were held at The County Ground, home of Derbyshire County Cricket Club. Great Cornard won one and lost two of their three games and so finished third in their group.
They reached the National finals after winning the regional finals held at Mildenhall CC, where the Suffolk winners were victorious after an exciting final against RA Butler School from Essex.
The regional finals for the East involved the best school kwik cricket teams from Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Huntingdonshire, Norfolk and Suffolk in both the girls’ and the mixed competition. Both competitions followed a round-robin format with the top team from each group going through to the semi-finals.
Sir Robert Hitcham Primary School from Framlingham, who competed in the mixed finals at Mildenhall CC two days later, finished third after being losing semi-finalists. Former England and Suffolk cricketer Devon Malcolm was present to chat to the young cricketers and sign autographs, as well as presenting the cup to the winners.