Lealholm cricketers to represent district

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Children from 14 primary schools in the Whitby area took part in the annual years three and four cricket tournament at Mulgrave Cricket Club.

Pupils from Airy Hill, West Cliff, Stakesby, East Whitby, Sleights, Ruswarp, Lythe, Fylingdales, Egton, Oakridge, Lealholm, Danby, Castleton and Glaisdale battled it out over the day, showing some great cricket skills.

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Year nine sports leaders from Eskdale School took on the task of umpiring and scoring the games and keeping the competition flowing.

The three teams who came out on top were East Whitby, Ruswarp and Lealholm who each won their school size group.

They then competed in a knockout to find one winner to represent Whitby at Dunnington Cricket Club, York, on 26 June - and the honour went to Lealholm.

School sports co-ordinator Caroline Watson said: “A big thank you to all who helped to make the event a success and a special mention to Douggie and Irene Raine for all their hard work.”

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Junior Cricket at WCC''w131806a

Junior training sessions are held at Mulgrave on a Thursday night at 6pm.

All children are welcome to attend.

l The sun shone down on Whitby Cricket Club for the annual years five and six cricket tournament at Whitby Cricket Club last Thursday.

Year nine sports leaders from Eskdale School ran the event attended by Airy Hill, West Cliff, Stakesby, East Whitby, Lythe, Ruswarp, Danby, Sleights, Fylingdales, Lealholm, Egton, Goathland, Castleton, Glaisdale and Hawsker.

The small schools competition was won by a joint team from Castelton and Glaisdale, the medium group by Lealholm and the large school group by Airy Hill.

These three teams are now invited to represent Whitby at the Ryedale and Whitby final at Malton and Norton Cricket Club on 23 May.

Many thanks to all involved for making the day a great success.

Junior training sessions are held at Whitby Cricket Club on a Friday night at 6pm, all children welcome.