Cricket Scotland would like to firstly thank it’s sponsors at Citylets, ScotRail, Cricket Factory and, of course, the Gannochy Trust and Stirling County Cricket Club, for another successful week of schools’ cricket.
Portmoak Primary School, Mary Erskine School, The Gordon Schools, Perth Academy and Dollar Academy are the champions from the 2018 Schools Week of Cricket finals, played at Perth Doo’cot CC and Stirling County CC last week.
18 June – Primary Girls at Doo’cot Park, Perth
Mary Erskine School took the honours finishing top of the table in the Girls’ Primary School tournament, followed closely by St George’s School for Girls, who only started delivering cricket last year. Female Participation Manager Nic Wilson said “It’s great to see more and more schools offering girls only cricket. Cricket Scotland are working hard to make sure there are plenty of opportunities for girls at recreational and representative level.”
18 June – Citylets National Secondary Schools S1 – S3 Girls Cup at Doo’cot Park Perth
In the S1-3 girls tournament The Gordon Schools from Huntly emerged as winners after a close battle with Mary Erskine School and George Watson’s College in the top qualifiers group. Scotland u17 representative Ailsa Lister from the Gordon Schools won the S1-3 Girls Citylets player of the finals award of £500 worth of equipment and/or coaching.
19 June – Citylets National Secondary Schools S1 – S3 Boys Cup at New Williamfield, Stirling
In the Citylets S1-3 T20 semi-finals at Stirling County CC, Dollar Academy beat Loretto School to face Hutcheson Grammar in the final, who had been victorious over Eastwood HS in their semi-final earlier in the day. Batting first in the final, Hutcheson Grammar posted 113-5 off their 20 overs, which Dollar Academy chased down for the loss of just 2 wickets with 4 overs to spare. Dollar captain Jamie Cairns lead from the front with both bat (75no) and ball and his match winning performance was rewarded with the Citylets Player of the Finals award in the S1-3 category.
20 June – ScotRail Cup (National P6 Primary Schools) at Doo’cot Park Perth
After a rather wet start to the day, 16 Primary 6 teams from all over Scotland gathered at Perth Doo’cot CC to compete for the Scotrail Cup. After the round robin matches, Viewlands PS (Perth), Strathallan School (Perth), Portmoak PS (Kinross-shire) and James Gillespie’s PS (Edinburgh) progressed to the semi-finals. Many congratulations to Portmoak PS, beating Viewlands PS in the final to emerge as 2018 Scotrail Cup winner. Albyn School received the CricKidz Spirit of Cricket Award, for their excellent behaviour and good sportsmanship.
21 June – Cricket Factory S1-3 Big Blast! (emerging schools) at Doo’cot Park Perth
The Cricket Factory Big Blast! is an 8 a side soft ball competition for schools that don’t compete in the S1-3 T20 competition. With scoring zones, no boundaries and played with a soft ball this format is great fun to play and to watch. Perth Academy faced Boroughmuir HS (Edinburgh) in the final after beating Belmont Academy in their semi-final. A very close game resulted in a win for Perth Academy, to keep the trophy local for the coming year!
Girls primary: Mary Erskine School, St George’s School for Girls, Loretto School, George Watson’s College
Girls S1-3: The Gordon Schools (2 teams), Mary Erskine School, George Watson’s College (2 teams), Boroughmuir HS, Elgin HS, Castle Douglas HS, Larbert HS, HS of Glasgow, Holy Rood HS, Stewartry Schools, Gordonstoun, Dollar Academy
T20 S1-3 play offs: Dollar Academy, Hutcheson Grammar, Eastwood HS, Loretto School
Scotrail Primary Schools Cup: Portmoak PS, Viewlands PS, Strathallan School, James Gillespie’s PS, George Watson’s College, High School of Glasgow Junior School, Albyn School, North Queensferry PS, Mortlach PS, St Gerardine PS, Auldearn PS, St John the Baptist, Drumlanrig St Cuthbert’s PS, Giffnock PS, Murroes PS, Timmergreens PS
Cricket Factory Big Blast!: Perth Academy, Boroughmuir HS, Belmont Academy, Monifieth HS, Holyrood HS, Elgin HS, Wallace Hall Academy, McLaren HS