Last week saw the inaugural hosting of the Tamworth Schools’ Sports Association (TSSA) Year 7 and 8 Cricket Tournament played at Tamworth Cricket Club.
As our national summer game it has been widely accepted that school cricket is not played as much as it should. This is something that PE staff from all schools across Tamworth wanted to address.
Aimed at students who have be exposed to cricket during PE lessons and have shown an interest but are not yet playing any club cricket, all five Tamworth schools bought one or two teams down on the day.
Playing a 6 over per team format offered all students the chance to get involved with batting, bowling and fielding. All the games were quite tight with the final being played between Landau Forte Amington and QEMS, with QEMS narrowly winning the match.
Commenting on the day, Mr Handford, PE Teacher from The Wilnecote School and organiser of the tournament said, “It has been a really great day with some excellent cricket on display. Congratulations to all the students who took part, they can feel really proud of how well they played plus the spirit and enthusiasm they have shown all day. I must also say a massive thank you to Tamworth Cricket Club for hosting the tournament, without their support and generosity events like this would not be possible.”
The cricket continues with Tamworth Cricket Club also hosting a tournament for Year 9 and 10 students in July.