Published: 17:39, 01 July 2009
Elliott Park's teams toast the school's kwik cricket win. Picture: Mike Smith
Elliott Park Primary School proved that practice makes perfect as they put their fellow islanders in the shade during last week’s kwik cricket tournament.
A group of 16 pupils from the school formed two teams for the tournament, hosted by Minster Cricket Club, and the first team beat Halfway A by 18 runs to take the honours.
The win was testament to the hard work the pupils had been putting in during the days leading up to the tournament and it followed on from the Year 5&6 win at the recent Swale Kwik Cricket tournament.
School secretary Fran Hammond said: "We’re proud of them and they’ve all worked hard.
"We have an after-school cricket club on Mondays and they’ve been working hard in PE as well.
"We’re a small school and all of them know each other so well that it helps the teamwork."
Twelve teams from eight schools took part in the event, with around 120 pupils involved. Third place went to Richmond. They scored 226 to beat Halfway B (212) by 14 runs.