Special Schools Adapted Kwik Cricket Championships 2014

Special Schools Adapted Kwik Cricket Championships 2014

The annual Special Schools adapted Kwik Cricket Championships took place at The UEA Sports Park in February with five schools taking part ;

The Clare School - Norwich

Harford Manor School - Norwich ( defending champions )

The Hall School - Norwich

John Grant School - Caister

Chapel Road School - Attleborough

With the late withdrawal of one school the original competition format had to be changed at the last minute but nevertheless and keenly contested event followed with each school playing three matches before lunch.

At that stage the strongest team emerged as John Grant and they were joined in the final by Harford Manor who by virtue of a scrambled two off the last ball of their match against The Hall School saw the match tied and they therefore edged out The Clare School into third place.

In the final John Grant batted first and set a challenging total of 160 - 1 under the watchful eye of their teacher and coach John Haberson. In reply, despite the promptings of Darren Locke, Harford struggled to keep pace and finished a respectable 136 - 10 wkts.

John Grant were therefore declared champions for the first time and are pictured with the NCB trophy, medals and certificates.

Kevin Denmark, who organised things said ' Once again this competition demonstrates the versatility of our schools programme and that cricket can be accessible to all - it is good to see John Grant winning for the first time. The emphasis in this event is to have fun and with a liberal interpretation of the rules by umpires Kieron Tuck and Tom Davies this objective was achieved and all the children had a memorable day '

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