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Gillespie Primary School | Inclusion Cricket – Lords
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06 Jul Inclusion Cricket – Lords

On Thursday 23rd June I took a very excited cricket team to the Capital Kids cricket finals at Lords. The team had been training hard for the last 3 months with Denise to learn this specialised cricket game. The game itself relies on teamwork and no matter how far or hard someone bats the ball if the team are organised and work together they will win.

There were 8 other teams that had also made it through and we were split into 2 groups. We played well in our first game and won by 30 runs. We lost our second match and went on to win our 3rd game which put us second in the group, which meant we would be playing for 3rd or 4th position.

We faced our local rivals St Aloysious (who beat us last year) in our final game and they played extremely well. Their team work was superb and no matter how good our batting was we couldn’t get the big points. It was then our turn to bat and we also played well. It was a really close match and we weren’t sure who had won. Umpire Jerry quickly did his maths and we had won by 11 runs, which meant we came in the 3rd place, hopefully next year we can win it!

I would like to give a special congratulations to Daniel. His tactics were superb as was his leadership of the team – he showed real quality as a future captain. Well done Daniel.

It really was a superb day and capital kids have done an outstanding job to make it an all inclusive tournament. Well done to the following: Yonis, David R, Dogukan, James, Daniel, Sami (captain) and Eugene.