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Schools’ Week of Cricket 2019

Nic Wilson, Head of Participation, recaps 2019's successful Schools' Week of Cricket.

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July 2, 2019 4 months
Schools’ Week of Cricket 2019

At the end of the summer term, this year’s Schools Week of Cricket took place in Perth

Monday 10 June – Girls Only Tournaments

A record 34 girls teams battled on a gloriously sunny Monday morning for the Girls Primary Schools Trophy, the S1-2 Girls Trophy and the S4-6 Girls Trophy at the North Inch Park.

Despite a very wet end to the day, all teams played enough matches to identify the winners in each age group. The skills on display were extremely impressive and a lot of fun and learning was had as well!

Winners:

Primary Girls     George Watson’s College     

S1-3 Girls          The Gordon Schools

S4-6 Girls          George Watson’s College

The Gordon Schools winners girls S1-3

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GWC GCC winners Girls S4.6

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Participating Schools:

Primary Girls

GWC GCC maroon, MES, Viewlands PS, Blackford PS green, Loretto, GWC GCC silver, High School of Glasgow gold, Morrison’s Academy, Pitlochry PS, Castle Hill PS, High School of Glasgow blue, St George’s School for Girls, Meigle PS, Blackford PS white, Hutchesons’ Grammar

Secondary Girls S1-3

Robert Gordon’s College, GWC GCC maroon, St George’s red, Gordon Schools green, Dollar Academy, High School of Glasgow, GWC GCC silver, Boroughmuir HS, Hutchesons’ Grammar School, Loretto, St George’s white, Mary Erskine School, Morrison’s Academy, George Watsons College, Gordon Schools yellow  

Secondary Schools S4-6

GWC GCC, Mary Erskine School, Larbert HS, Boroughmuir HS

Tuesday 11 June – Secondary S1-3 T20 hardball finals

Four regional winning schools played their semi-finals in the morning at Perth Doocot: Merchiston Castle School beating last year’s winners Dollar Academy and Robert Gordon’s College too strong for Hutchesons’ Grammar, to progress to the final. Merchiston Castle were victorious and took the trophy for 2019. Runners up were Robert Gordon’s and Dollar beat Hutcheson’s Grammar in the play off for 3rd place.  

Wednesday 12 June – Primary Schools / P6 mixed

After qualifying tournaments all around the country had been completed, 16 Primary School teams came to Perth Doo’cot to compete for the Primary Schools trophy.  Finishing top of the table in their groups were Portmoak Primary School, George Watson’s College, Robert Gordon’s College and Craigclowan School. After a series of competitive matches, George Watson’s were crowned winners, Robert Gordon’s were runners up, Craigclowan finished third and Portmoak Primary came fourth. 

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Participating Primary Schools Finals Day:

George Watson’s College, Robert Gordon’s College, Craigclowan School, Portmoak Primary, Kelvinside Academy Junior School, Braidbar Primary, Trinity Primary, Falkland Primary, Albyn School, Drumlanrig Primary, Bishopmill Primary, Timmergreen Primary, Touch Primary, James Gillespie’s Primary, David Livingstone Memorial Primary School, Gargieston Primary

Thursday 13 June – Secondary School Big Blast (soft ball)

Unfortunately, this tournament had to be postponed due to the weather. We will endeavour to play this in the new school year.

Congratulations to all teams, staff and volunteers for making this year’s event another great success. Over the 3 days, around 500 boys and girls participated in the Schools Week of Cricket. A big thank you to the Gannochy Trust for once again letting us use the fantastic facilities at Perth Doocot.

We look forward to welcoming everyone again at the 2020 Schools Week of Cricket on the following dates: 

June 15th 2020: National Girls Finals Day (09:30 – 15:00 at North Inch)

June 16th 2020: National Secondary School H/B Final S1-S3 (09:30 – 15:00 at Perth Doo’cot)

June 17th 2020: National Primary Finals Day P6 (09:30 – 15:00 at Perth Doo’cot)

June 18th 2020: National Big Blast S/B Finals Day S1-S3 (09:30 – 15:00 at Perth Doo’cot)

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