The enthusiastic young cricketers at Eastnor Parochial Primary School are celebrating following their outstanding performances at the Herefordshire Dynamos Cricket Finals Day on Thursday 27 June.

Over forty schools took part in the competition overall – with Finals Day being hosted at the Herefordshire Cricket Centre in Pentland Gardens.

Eastnor Primary – which is part of the Diocese of Hereford Multi-Academy Trust (DHMAT) – entered teams in the Years 3/4 and Years 5/6 age groups and, prior to Finals Day yesterday, both teams were very strong in the first stage of the competition, winning all their games to qualify.

At Finals Day, the performances of both teams were excellent, with the younger team finishing in third place and the older team playing brilliantly throughout the day to become overall winners in their competition.

The Year 3/4 team won matches against Kingstone Primaryand Riverside School to reach the Semi-Finals, before being beaten by 13 runs against a strong team from Stoke Prior Primary. However, their terrific performances saw them awarded an impressive 3rd place overall.

Meanwhile, the Year 5/6 team was absolutely outstanding with comprehensive wins throughout the competition. 

On Finals Day itself, Eastnor beat Stoke Prior Primary (126runs to 66) in their first match, Ashperton Primary in the Semi-Finals (146-40) and then Wigmore Primary School in the Grand Final (113-61).

This saw the team crowned as Herefordshire County Champions – a magnificent performance from all involved!!

Speaking with pride about the school’s teams, Co-Headteachers Mrs Driscoll and Mrs Tart, said:

“What a fantastic day for our school!! 

“Every single player represented Eastnor Primary brilliantly, not just with their cricketing skills, but also with the enthusiasm and confidence they showed.

“We try to give our children as many opportunities as possible and cricket is very, very popular during the summer term with both boys and girls. Reaching Finals Days has been the icing on the cake for the children and we are very proud of the way they conducted themselves.

“It’s fair to say that the memories created will be talked about for some time and it’s been really pleasing to see the sheer joy taking part in the Dynamos Cricket Competition has brought to our school!