Louth First Cricket teams shine at kwik cricket tournament

The First Cricket Under 9s Kwik Cricket Tournament EMN-150824-111346002
The First Cricket Under 9s Kwik Cricket Tournament EMN-150824-111346002

Young cricketers from Louth hosted players from Grimsby, Cleethorpes, Lincoln and Spalding for a kwik cricket tournament at the Pavilion, in London Road.

The First Cricket Under 9s Kwik Cricket Tournament brought together teams from Lindum CC, Hartsholme CC and Spalding CC as well as two sides from First Cricket.

The round-robin tournament saw teams of six enjoy a feast of cricket using the rules of kwik cricket, a soft ball, plastic bat and stumps on a 16-yard wicket.

This allowed all taking part to bat, bowl, keep wicket and field in rotation, in a six-over game.

Each team starts with 200 runs, with runs added from the bat and extras, and runs lost when wickets were taken.

This first taste of competitive cricket is designed to allow the children to develop their skills before moving onto the hard ball game.

First Cricket was set up by Greenwich House School, in Louth, and has provided coaching for girls and boys up to under 9s from the local area over the last 18 months.

Spalding CC eventually came out on top with an unbeaten record ahead of First Cricket Cubs and Colts who finished second and third respectively.

Arran Brindle, who helped run the tournament, said: “This was a fantastic achievement with players as young as five and six being involved in these sides.” Organisers hope the competition will continue and grown in future years.