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On Thursday 23rd September 2010, two of our schools, Elm Court and William Morris were invited by John Barclay to go down for a day of cricket fun at Arundel Castle Cricket Foundation.
In the morning it was raining torrentially and the sky was ominously dark. We played Tabletop cricket on the indoor cricket school on their newly acquired tables and equipment. Everyone agreed it was really great fun.
In the afternoon everything changed, the rain stopped, the ground dried out and we had exciting cricket match.
The skill was in the scoring: it was a draw!!
Everyone agreed it was a great day and we all agreed to meet again soon.
The cricket project has at last been launched with 2 very successful days of fun training and games.
The first was held at Alleyns School, on Wednesday 8th July coached by Tony Joseph of Cricket for Change. Unfortunately the rain prevented us from using their fabulous cricket ground, but, we were compensated by using their fantastic indoor sports hall.
On Wednesday 15th we were welcomed to use Blackheath Cricket Club. Four schools took advantage of this fabulous day: Woodside, Rowhill, Brent Knoll and Elm Court. Everybody enjoyed taking part in fun skill-based activities and then a limited over competition. Winners on this occasion were Rowhill. Everyone felt that a good day was had by all and are looking forward to our Cricket Championship next summer.
On Tuesday 22nd September we will be celebrating our new partnership with cricket by taking a journey down to Arundel Castle Cricket Foundation to play cricket as the guests of John Barclay, the next president of the MCC!
It can only be a wonderful experince at this idyllic venue.