FIFTEEN schools from the Whitby area took part in an under nines kwik cricket competition hosted by Mulgrave Sports Association.
Competing schools were Goathland, Glaisdale, Danby, Castleton, Lealholm, Egton, St Hilda’s, Sleights, Oakridge, Ruswarp, Stakesby, East Whitby, Lythe, Airy Hill and West Cliff.
Kwik cricket is a shortened version of the game with schools fielding eight in a team.
Each team must have at least two members of the opposite sex on the playing area.
Batsmen bat for two overs whether or not they are out – if they are out their team loses five runs.
A relaxed and friendly atmosphere was present all day with a large number of matches being very close and some with tied scores.
The final results from the small schools competition was Danby 1st, Sleights 2nd and Lealholm 3rd.
After a nail-biting final between Stakesby and West Cliff, Stakesby came out on top of the large schools competition, with West Cliff 2nd and Lythe 3rd. The finals typified all of the children’s enthusiasm and effort throughout the day.
School sports co-ordinator Caroline Watson said: “The festival was a great success and as usual Young Leaders from Eskdale School ensured that there was a high standard of umpiring and scoring throughout the day.
“Many thanks to all who contributed to the fantastic day.”