2016 Schools’ Week of Cricket

16 Mar

The national Schools’ Week of Cricket enters its Eighth year and promises to be the most exciting yet!

The dates for each of the Finals’ Days are as follows:

Monday 13 June               National Secondary Schools Girls Cups (at New Williamfield, Stirling)

Tuesday 14 June              National Secondary Schools Cup (at Doo’cot Park, Perth)

Wednesday 15 June         Primary Schools Cup (at Doo’cot Park, Perth)

Thursday 16 June            Cricket Factory Emerging Schools Cup (at Doo’cot Park, Perth)

Spurned-on by the growing success and growing number of entries in each of the week’s tournaments Cricket Scotland’s Head of Participation, Ian Sandbrook, is anticipating a bumper year with some changes to make the Finals Days even more of a memorable experience:

“Our Cricket Scotland Schools` Week of Cricket is the flagship event on the Participation calendar and has grown year on year since its inception. For 2016 we hope to make the competitions even more exciting and action packed. This will include expanded finals days at the Secondary Girls` Cup and Cricket Factory Cup; proactive rule changes to make the Secondary Boys` Cup more competitive, and a host of great competitions and activities at the Primary Schools Cup that will make the day even more memorable for the teams involved.”

The competitions available and the entry details are outlined below:

National Secondary Schools Girls Cups

(NSSG)

There has probably never been a better nor more exciting time to be a female cricketer in Scotland!

The S1-3 Cup will be in its third year at the 2016 Finals Day and the S4-6 Cup it`s second. Of the five schools’ competitions these are the only ones that do not, as yet, have regional qualifiers. This, however, is likely to change in coming years and Women’s Cricket Manager, Kari Carswell, relishes the prospect:

“The schools week of cricket is always an exciting time for the schools involved but also the development team.  It’s great that the girls’ competitions kick the week off and the competition is growing.  The format for the competition is simple, all equipment is provided and we will have some quality coaching staff on hand to help girls understand the rules if they are new to cricket.  New Williamfield is a great setting, you can spot the Wallace Monument and Stirling Castle on the horizon and on a hot summers day it’s the best ground in Scotland!”

For further details or to request an entry form please contact:

Kari Carswell, National Women’s Manager

Mobile: 07891 408915 or karicarswell@cricketscotland.com

National Secondary Schools Cup

(NSSC)

This is currently Cricket Scotland’s only hard-ball, T20 schools competition. In 2016 this tournament will be in its eighth year, with the four finalists now qualifying from each of the finals days across Scotland.

Finals Day format is four teams involved in two morning semi-finals with the winners competing in the afternoon for the title and the losing semi-finalists playing-off for third place.

Tournament coordinator, Ian Shaw said: ‘Now in its eighth year, Cricket Scotland is delighted that this cup competition continues to grow and develop.  This competition provides a National competition for S1-S3 school pupils generating further interest and excitement in the sport. After listening to feedback from teachers and pupils, this year’s competition gives schools a choice of which format to play, catering for all the needs of schools in Scotland.’

National Secondary Schools Cup Finalists (4) will be drawn from each of the following Region’s Qualifying events

 Caledonia North 

 Western Region

Caledonia South

Eastern Region

For further details or to request an entry form please contact:

Ian Shaw

Central, Angus, Fife & Dundee (CAFD)Regional Participation Manager

Mobile 07825 172344 or ianshaw@cricketscotland.com

National P6 Primary Schools Cup

(Kwik Cricket)

Since its inception (in 2009) the numbers of schools taking part in the P6 Kwik Cricket Tournament has grown to over 350 nationwide. Schools take part in local festivals and regional events to find our 16 national finalists that head to Perth for the brilliant finals day.

This year we hope to boost the player experience and there will be some exciting additions to the day. Tournament coordinator, Neil Cameron, said: ‘Enjoyment is the key for Scotland’s youngsters experiencing our great game often for the first time. Our flagship event wouldn’t be what it is without the enthusiasm and commitment of all who take part – the kids make this tournament what it is and we all have a duty make sure that they have an experience they never forget!`

Caledonia North (one each from)

Aberdeen City-Shire, Highland, Moray

Caledonia South (one each from)

Angus, Fife, Forth Valley, Perth & Kinross

Eastern Region (one each from)

Borders, East Lothian, Edinburgh, West Lothian

Western Region (four from)

Dumfries & Galloway, East Renfrewshire, West Region Festival

For further details or to request an entry form please contact:

Neil Cameron

Grampian, Highlands & Islands (GH&I) Regional Participation Manager

Mobile 07794 303332 or neilcameron@cricketscotland.com

 

Cricket Factory Cup

(CFC)

Developed for those schools experiencing cricket for the first time or not able to field a full eleven-a-side team in the National Secondary Schools (T20) Cup, the Cricket Factory Cup is in its sixth year. The format has settled on something akin to the 8-a-side pairs format much played by Kwik Cricketers only using a slightly harder ball (though not a full cricket ball), pairs batting for 3 overs a-piece (i.e. 12 overs a-side), wooden bats, scoring zones and no boundaries!

Finals Day qualification will follow similar lines to its hard-ball sibling with eight school teams progressing from regional events.

 Tournament Coordinator, Tim Hart, said: “The Cricket Factory Cup is all about offering a fast-paced format of the game which gets all the players in each team involved in every match.  The tournament aims to provide the opportunity for schools that have not traditionally (or recently) been able to offer cricket to their pupils to be able to do so – and thanks must go to Cricket Factory for their continued support of the competition.  The change to an eight-team National Finals’ Day is an exciting one which will allow more players to come together for a day of fun at a superb venue”

Cricket Factory Cup Finalists will be drawn from each of the following Region's Qualifying events

(2 each)

Caledonia North

Caledonia South

Eastern Region

Western Region

For further details or to request an entry form please contact:

Tim Hart

West Regional Participation Manager

Mobile 07825 172346 or timhart@cricketscotland.com

 

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