Over the past couple of months primary schools across Somerset have been taking part in Dynamos Schools competition; the new format replacing Kwik Cricket.

The competitions culminated in three County Finals for Year 5, Year 6 and Girls.

Year 5 County Finals – Weston-super-Mare CC – Tuesday 21st June

Five schools took part in the Year 5 County Final in glorious weather at WSM CC. They were St Stephen’s, Wrington, Ash, Enmore and Somerset Bridge.

Over the course of the day the schools all played each other once resulting in some high scoring games. The standard of cricket was excellent throughout the day with many batting, bowling and fielding highlights.

The final round of games saw St Stephen’s and Enmore (who had both won their previous four games) meet in a winner takes all game, with St Stephen’s coming out on top by 26 runs and therefore being crowned Year 5 County Champions.

A huge congratulations to all schools for not only making the County Final, but playing the games in a fantastic spirit as well.

Girls County Final – Street CC – Tuesday 28th June

St Stephen’s, Knowle Park, St Andrews, Ash and Bishop Henderson took part in the Girls County Final at Street CC.

The schools all played each other once throughout the day resulting in some fantastic cricket being played and some close games. A win in the last round of fixtures for St Andrew’s saw them crowned County Champions for 2022.

The games were great to watch with some high quality cricket on show. The support the girls gave each other and the sporting way the games were played was great to see.

Congratulations to all the schools for making it to the County Final.

Year 6 County Final – Wembdon CC – Thursday 7th July

Seven schools took part in the Year 6 County Finals at Wembdon CC; Hugh Sexey, Bathwick St Mary, Bishop Henderson, St Andrews, Swanmead, Christ Church and Somerset Bridge.

The teams were split into a group of four and a group of three, playing each school in their group where their finishing position would dictate which play-off game they would contest. After some close fort games Bishop Henderson and Hugh Sexey emerged as the two group winners and went on to play a fantastic final which Bishop Henderson won by 26 runs and with it the title as County Champions.

Congratulations to all schools for some fantastic cricket played in beautiful sunshine.

This brings to a close a fantastic summer of primary school cricket competitions in Somerset.

We would like to thank the ECB, Chance to Shine, the School Games Organisers, Street, Wembdon and Weston-super Mare Cricket Clubs, every school that took part in this year’s competition and all of the staff and parents involved.

Finally to all of the players that participated, thank you for producing such brilliant cricket and good luck for the rest of the summer.