Upton and Oaktree crowned champions

Kwik Cricket

Upton Priory and Oaktree Primary were celebrating after winning the mixed and girls' trophies respectively at this year’s ASDA Kwik Cricket National Finals.

Terrible weather forced organisers at Leicestershire’s Grace Road to move the majority of the matches indoors but the two winning sides adapted best to lift the trophies.

The girls final was completely washed out which meant the organisers had to switch to an indoor competition.

The four group stage winners of Oaktree Primary (Nottinghamshire), Tavernspite Primary (Wales), Shawlands Primary (Yorkshire) and St Paul’s Primary (Herefordshire) progressed into the semi-finals.

Oaktree then edged out Tavernspite in the final to take the trophy back to the East Midlands.

The mixed competition took place 24 hours later and despite the hard work of the ground staff at Leicestershire the decision was made to play the group stages indoors.

The four schools that reached the semi finals were Engayne Primary (Essex), Upton Priory Junior (Cheshire), Our Lady Queen of Martyrs (Yorkshire) and St George’s Junior (Shropshire).

The weather stayed dry for long enough to ensure that the semis and final were played on the grass at Grace Road, and with Eoin Morgan present and the trophies glistening in the sunshine, Upton Priory Junior School triumphed in a last over thriller in front of the pavilion against Engayne Primary School.

Congratulations to all schools that played their part in the finals and a full list of schools can be viewed here (98 KB).

For any further information on the day or how your school can be involved in 2013 please contact joe.steel@ecb.co.uk.

Oaktree Primary from Mansfield took home the girls' trophy

Upton Priory from Macclesfield won the mixed competition