Cricket Factory Schools Cup 2013

25 Jun

Cricket Scotland’s third Schools week of cricket culminated with the inaugural finals of the ‘Cricket Factory School’s Cup’, the competition replacing the Emerging Schools Cup. 

The setting for finals day was once again the picturesque Doo’cot Park in Perth and for the third day in a row the sun shone brightly.

The new format of the 8-aside game means that players bat in pairs for 3 overs, there are no boundaries and the exciting new concept of the ultimate scoring zones where a batter scores 10.

Four teams made it to Finals Day of the new competition which is aimed at increasing the interest and participation in cricket in Secondary schools where cricket is not traditionally taught. This year’s four finalists were James Gillespie High School (Edinburgh), Monifeith High School (Angus), Grove Academy (Dundee) and Kinross High School (Perth & Kinross)

The round robin format of the day allowed the teams to play each other once, with 3 points for a win, 2 for a tie and 1 for a loss.  At the end of a competitive day, James Gillespie High School came out on top by winning all their games, scoring a total of 583 runs and taking 26 wickets. 

At the trophy presentation all the schools received a Cricket Factory Core Skills kit supplied by Cricket Scotland development partner and competition sponsor Cricket Factory. Cricket Scotland also presented each team with a box of training balls to assist with their continued development in preparation for the 2014 Cricket Factory Schools Cup.  

Steve Paige, Cricket Scotland’s Head of Participation commented, “Everyone who took part today has a great day and this new exciting format of the game has proved a success.  Cricket Scotland and partner Cricket Factory has developed a game format so that schools and clubs can play on a traditional grass wicket, make use of the increasing number of 2G and 3G pitches as well as playing indoors.  I’d like to thank competition sponsor Cricket Factory for their support and the provision of prizes for the schools”.

Peter Gray, Cricket Factory commented “ We are particularly proud to sponsor this Cricket Scotland initiative. It’s important that young people in secondary schools get the opportunity to engage in competition in the sport and at the same time continue to develop their core cricket skills. What was really exciting about this year’s final was the way Cricket Scotland used social media to promote the competition and we were able to follow the progress of the matches live. Congratulations to all the schools and players who took part”

Cricket Scotland would like to thank all the Schools for their energy through the competition; the Gannochy Trust for providing Doo’cot Park for the school’s week and Cricket Factory for sponsoring the competition.

Finals Table

School Team

P

W

L

T

Points

For

Agst

Diff

Taken

Lost

James Gillespie HS

3

3

0

0

583

360

223

26

16

9

Grove Academy

3

2

1

0

562

437

125

21

14

7

Kinross HS

3

1

2

0

347

507

-160

16

24

5

Monifeith HS

3

0

3

0

346

534

-188

17

26

3


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