CCJ cricketers do the double at county finals
Published on: 04 Aug 2014
CHRIST Church Junior School returned triumphant from Gloucestershire’s Kwik Cricket county finals – winning both titles.
The school beat Henleaze to take the open title and triumphed over Great Rissington to secure victory in the girls’ competition.
It was the second year in succession that Christ Church were named county champions after securing the open title in 2013.
The final stages of both tournaments were held at Cheltenham College and involved more than 200 children from 24 primary schools .
The finals day consisted of a 16 team ‘open’ festival for boys and girls and an all-girls competition featuring the best eight schools.
In the open competition Christ Church Downed made sure of victory off the last ball after beating Henleaze by just three runs while in the girls’ contest CCJ won by five runs.
All pupils taking part received Gloucestershire CCC goodie bags and met players Gareth Roderick and James Fuller.
Gloucestershire Cricket Board (GCB) projects and programmes manager Chris Munden said: “The standard of play was fantastic and shows quality of coaching the children are receiving in schools. Our congratulations go to double-winners Christ Church Downend and to all of the schools who took part.”
The GCB coaches about 10,000 children in more than 50 schools across the county each year. It has recently signed a sponsorship deal with South West restaurant chain Mezze Restaurants which will allow them to reach a further 1,000 pupils every year.