Bedwell School,
Bedwell Crescent,
Herts, SG1 1NJ

01438 351198


Miss E Shaw

© Bedwell Primary
School, 2018

Cricket Club


    Cricket Club meets after School every Thursday during the Summer Term, building towards the annual Stevenage Cricket Festival, which is hosted by Stevenage Cricket Club. We have won this event twice in the last five years, and have also represented Stevenage at the Herts Youth Games twice, taking on some of the best Year 6 players in Hertfordshire. Last year, the competition was expanded to include a Girls Tournament for the first time, with our squad (pictured below) winning the event undefeated, and going on to represent the town at the County event, where they finished in seventh place overall.

    We play Kwik Cricket, a faster-paced version of the game that features plastic bats and balls (so no need for pads), but still follows all the usual cricket rules, and we spend lots of time perfecting our over-arm bowling and fielding skills. We regularly link-up with coaches from Stevenage Cricket Club and Hertfordshire Cricket through the Chance to Shine programme, and have been delighted to see several of our players invited to join (and play for) Stevenage CC as a result.

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  • Stevenage Cricket Festival
  • We were delighted to be able to take three teams to this year’s Cricket Festival, held at Stevenage Cricket Club on 27th April. Taking on 16 other teams from across the town, we showed an impressively high level of skill throughout our matches, with all 24 players making a contribution, whether batting, bowling or fielding (and bowling every ball overarm, much to Mr Roberts’ delight). Our C team, captained by Andronikos, finished third in their group, narrowly losing their final match, but winning their playoff in the afternoon, while our B team, captained by Harvey, only lost one group game (against a very strong Codicote team), and reached the Plate Final, where they were unlucky to lose out to Knebworth A. Finally, our A team, captained by Cristiano, made it all the way to the final, thanks to some hugely impressive team performances (and some fairly huge wins in the group stage). In the final, Cristiano opened the bowling with a fast delivery that knocked the wicket down and had the Codicote captain looking rather worried, and throughout the innings the opposition found runs very hard to come by, with our team taking 7 wickets in 8 overs. In response, however, we found it equally hard to score, and just failed to match Codicote’s total, finishing as overall runners-up. The team were understandably disappointed - but, considering that only half of the team was from Year 6, the boys have high hopes of going one better in next year’s competition.

  • Chance to Shine
  • This half-term, Years 4-6 have had the chance to take part in weekly cricket sessions run by the Chance to Shine charity. Our coach, Jamie (from Hertfordshire Cricket), has helped us to develop our batting, bowling and fielding, and has taught us some great games to pull all our skills together in a fast-paced, energetic way. All this has really enthused us to play more cricket (which is exactly what Chance To Shine aims to do), and as a result we’re looking forward to the Stevenage Boys and Girls Cricket Tournaments which take place at Stevenage Cricket Club next month - so much so that lots of us are keen to come into the school during the holidays for some extra practice sessions.

  • Rapid Fire Cricket
  • On 12th January our team of Year 4 cricketers attended the Stevenage Sporting Futures Rapid Fire Cricket Tournament at Barnwell School. Last term, we developed our skills in after-school Cricket Club with Mr Humber, improving our hitting and catching skills and learning to field as a team, so we could play this all-new sport to the best of our abilities. Eventually, the training group was narrowed down to a team of 8, comprising Adi Patel (captain), Sania Mughal, Lily Street, Ethan Atkinson, Daniele Mazuolyte, Ross Arno, Libby Barber and Natasha Little, who headed to the tournament full of energy, enthusiasm and confidence...

    We played four group games, winning three and only losing out to the eventual winners, St Ippolyts. As a result, we reached the semi-final, where we lost narrowly and finally finished third overall. The team played extremely well and showed their superior bating skills, but on the day our fielding wasn’t as good as it had been in practice. We received a certificate and bronze medals for finishing third in Stevenage, and are now looking forward to a cricket match against St Ippolyts in the summer term.

    Next term, we will also have another fantastic chance to develop our cricket skills, as we will be taking part in training sessions led by Hertfordshire Cricket every week as part of the Chance to Shine project every Tuesday.


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