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Moulton Primary wins Northampton Chance to shine event

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Moulton Primary School

The winning cricketers from Moulton Primary School

Moulton Primary School won the inaugural end-of-term year 5 and 6 Kwik Cricket Festival held for schools in Northampton that have received coaching through the Chance to Shine scheme this summer.

This year, Northants Recreational Cricket set up and ran two new Chance to Shine coaching projects in Northampton, delivering 560 hours of cricket coaching and matches to 15 Primary Schools and two Secondary Schools.

With wins in each of their four matches, Moulton proved to be deserving winners of the tournament. Their win was made all the more impressive due to only being able to field seven players in their side due their eighth player being ill.

Elliot Deeks (far right, bottom row on photo), who also keeps wicket for Northampton District Under 11s, proved to be one of the stars of the day, including hitting 38 off the two overs he faced along with his partner, in one of the group matches.

The tournament for children in year 3 and 4 was won by Ecton Brook Primary School, who recovered from a defeat in their first match to secure three straight victories.

Both competitions were held at Overstone Park Cricket Club, who were one of the clubs the projects were focused helping to develop their Girls Cricket Junior Sections, along with Old Northamptonians and Horton House.

These two new Chance to Shine projects were organised by Northampton District Development Coach, Rich Hudson, who was recently awarded the Sky Sports Young Coach of the Year Award for the West Region for his work in Gloucestershire in 2010.

Hudson’s coaching on the Northampton schemes was supported by four other coaches, whose delivery has been commended by the schools receiving it.