Scarning make it 3 from 3 at Breckland Festival 2014

Scarning make it 3 from 3 at Breckland Festival 2014

Primary schools from Scarning and Ashill contested the final of the Breckland Cricket Programme held at Garboldisham Cricket Club. The Norfolk Cricket Board coaches ran a bowling master – class to start the day before the action began with the destination of the trophy to be decided over a best of three series playing 12 –a –side Kwik Cricket .


In the first match Scarning batted first where after their 12 overs their innings closed with 263 on the board. In reply Ashill suffered from the penalty of 5 runs for every wicket lost and despite a gallant effort came up short finishing on 228.

After a break for lunch Ashill won the toss in the second match and acquitted themselves well finishing a respectable 241 although not helped with 6 wickets falling in the last 2 overs. Scarning set about their target and finished on 279 to win the match by 38 runs and thereby win the Breckland Trophy for the 4th consecutive year by 2 matches to 0.

The day concluded with a game of continuous cricket with Ashill gaining some consolation with a narrow 4 run victory.

This day is the cummulation of a summer coaching programme provided in eight primary schools across the Breckland Region in partnership with The Norfolk Cricket Board, Breckland Council and Chance to Shine. Cricket Development Officer Kevin Denmark said ‘ this programme is now in its fifth year and we have been very grateful for the support of Breckland Council. This forms part of our overall delivery of cricket to other High Schools and Disability groups in the area with the emphasis very much on fun and participation but also to encourage youngsters to join and support cricket clubs in the area with recruitment of new players an increasing problem. I am very grateful for the support of the schools and our coaches Lewis Denmark and Alex Bates ‘

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