School Sport: Elmhurst win latest Langdon Academy Sport Partnership event
PUBLISHED: 14:00 16 December 2016
Local pupils get active in another fantastic sporting competition for schools in the Borough
Elmhurst’s pupils shone in the latest Langdon Academy Sport Partnership event as they won the KS2 Year Five/Six Cricket Mixed Competition on Wednesday.
A total of six schools took part and were placed in two groups with the two top teams progressing to the knock-out phase
Lathom demonstrated their potential in Group One with an eight wicket win after dismissing Central Park for 56 in eight overs.
Central Park bounced back to sneak past St Edward’s by two-wickets after they bowled out St Edward’s for 44.
The unpredictability of Group One was summed up when St Edward’s managed to beat Lathom by two-wickets.
It meant Central Park finished third with St Edward’s and Lathom progressing to the knock-out stage.
Elmhurst were the dominant force in Group One beating Sandringham by 82 runs and Cleveland by 78 runs.
Cleveland defeated Sandringham by 46-runs after smashing 83-6 off their 10 overs to quality for the last four.
Lathom took on Elmhurst in the final and it was the latter who triumphed by five-wickets are bowling their rivals out for 67.
Cleveland sealed third place after scoring 46-3 from five overs and restricting St Edward’s to just 25-3.
A statement by Langdon Academy Sport Partnership read: “This event is our partnership sections of the Chance to Shine cricket competition, which is now the single biggest school sport initiative in the UK.
“Primary schools across England and Wales have embraced the Chance to Shine project, where employed highly qualified coaches help to develop the knowledge and skills of teachers through regular contact during curriculum sessions.
“The four schools, Central Park, Elmhurst, Lathom and St Edward’s will be entered into the Newham Finals.
“There will meet the four schools from the Cumberland Partnership – Calverton, Colgrave, Kaizen and Hartley on Thursday January 19 at Newham Leisure Centre.”
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