2016 Cricket Factory Cup – Finals’ Day

29 Aug

The picturesque Doo’cot Park, in Perth, was the venue as the re-arranged 2016 Cricket Factory Cup Finals’ Day took place, on Thursday 25th August. 

The day began in slightly dreich weather conditions but things improved as the day went on – and the damp outfield seemed to suit most of the players who were prepared to throw themselves about with great gusto! 

The five schools who came together and competed for the cup were McLaren High School (Stirling), Royal High School (Edinburgh), St Ninian’s High School (East Renfrewshire), St Paul’s R.C. Academy (Dundee) and Woodfarm High School (East Renfrewshire).  The competition ran on a round robin basis, with each school also getting the opportunity to further enhance their skills by using a Cricket Factory Core Skills set and by making use of the all-weather nets. 

The excitement of the day was added to by the use of scoring zones which rewarded a batter with 10 runs if the ball was successfully hit through one of the three zones (at point, square leg and straight hit). 

There was one school which won all four of its matches – St Ninian’s High School.  However, the win against Woodfarm High School only came about following an exciting final over – which saw Woodfarm ahead before losing a wicket (run out) off the penultimate delivery of the match!  

Pitch A Results

Pitch B Results

McLaren High School (142) beat St Paul’s R.C. Academy (136)

Royal High School (85) lost to St Ninian’s High School (168)

Woodfarm High School (131) lost to St Ninian’s High School (133)

McLaren High School (170) beat Royal High School (120)

St Paul’s R.C. Academy (146) beat Royal High School (121)

Woodfarm High School (123) lost to McLaren High School (154)

St Ninian’s High School (127) beat McLaren High School (77)

St Paul’s R.C. Academy (109) lost to Woodfarm High School (133)

Royal High School (88) lost to Woodfarm High School (161)

St Ninian’s High School (128) beat St Paul’s R.C. Academy (109) 

There were also two hat-tricks taken by bowlers – with the bowlers getting presented with the respective match ball at the presentation ceremony and the end of tournament. 

Thanks must go to The Gannochy Trust for hosting the event, to groundsman Gary Sly for having the outfield in such good condition, to the cup sponsors Cricket Factory and to all the players, coaches and volunteers for contributing to a great day of cricket.

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