Southborough Church of England Primary School

Southborough Church of England Primary School

Pairs and Rapid Fire Cricket

Year 2 Rapid Fire Cricket Competition – Skinners Kent Junior School- Wednesday 1st May

On Wednesday 1st May the Year 2 Cricket team travelled to Skinners Kent Junior School to take part in the Kent School Games Qualifying Rapid Fire Cricket Competition. The children have been practising at school over the last few weeks as well as playing for their clubs in the community. Southborough played four teams producing some fantastic shots with the bat, scoring more than ten runs per pupil on most individual bats during each innings.


Our highest team score came against SKA where we scored a magnificent total of 137 runs from our team of 8. The children also fielded really well showing excellent speed and agility to maintain the lead throughout their four matches and prevent the other schools scoring highly with St Marks scoring highest with 87 runs before we replied with 114 runs to finish by a clear majority.

In the end we played SKA, Claremont, St Marks and St Matthews winning by some considerable margin of runs in all of our games. The children played with confidence and with fantastic sportsmanship and now move onto the Kent Schools Games finals on the 9th July representing the Tunbridge Wells District Rapid Fire team.


The Scores were:


SKA 63 /Southborough 137

Claremont 73/ Southborough 117

St Matthews 83/ Southborough 106

St Marks 87/ Southborough 114


The Rapid-Fire Cricket team representing Southborough were: Rebekah, Zoe, James, Isaac, Henry, Austin, Antonio, Ben and Jaxon.


Southborough shine at Dynamo Cricket Competition-Thursday 18th May

Well done to all the pupils that took part in the Dynamo Pairs Cricket Competition last week at the Nevil Cricket Club. Southborough were in group D and had a tough group which included St Matthews, Broadwater and St Peter’s school.  We started really well against St Matthews with some brilliant bowling from Elliott and Edward. We eventually managed to win by 48 runs. St Peter’s were very competitive and due to some excellent fielding from Magnus, Martha and Louis despite St Peter’s scoring 37 runs we managed to win by an impressive 23 runs. Broadwater again played really well scoring 46 runs but with some accurate bowling from April and Beth we felt we could comfortably achieve this score. Samuel, Jared and Harley batted really well, finding the gaps and the team managed to produce their biggest score of the day of 65 runs to win the game.

In the Semi finals we played Claremont School who were made up of Tunbridge Wells district players and despite producing our best batting and bowling Claremont proved too strong having scored 78 runs in their innings. We replied with 43 runs but lost by 35 runs by the end of the match. We finished the day by playing St Johns and had a very close game with Elliott and Samuel leading by example. In the end despite scoring 48 runs we lost by 18 runs due to losing 7 wickets when we batted.  Overall, we finished 4th in the competition and it was a brilliant team performance. Well done everyone.

The team were: Harley, Elliott (Capt), Louis, Jared, Magnus, Edward, Samuel, Martha, Beth and April.