Cricket for children up to the age of 11yrs

Dynamos Schools Cricket Competitions involve a fully inclusive game where the emphasis is on participation and enjoyment. It is specifically tailored for children up to the age of 11 and the Somerset Cricket Foundation run three ECB backed Dynamos Schools Cricket competitions from May to July each year. These competitions are open to state primary and middle schools throughout England and Wales and there are school competitions for Small Schools, Large Schools and Girls.

Take part

For more information on our Dynamos Schools Cricket competitions, as well as details on how your school can take part, please contact our Schools & Coaching Manager.


Building on the success of Kwik Cricket, Dynamos Schools has been designed to deliver an exciting new brand of competition connecting to the elite via The Hundred.

Dynamos Schools introduces children to the countdown cricket format and provides a consistent experience across schools and clubs.

Each team has eight players (both girls and boys) and bats for 40 balls. All players get to bowl 5 balls. Games are played with a plastic bat and ball.

DYNAMOS SCHOOLS Cricket Competitions

Each of the competitions has a local round run by the SCF and the School Games Organisers. These local competitions then culminate in three County Finals, one for each competition. Further information about the Dynamos Schools Cricket competition can be found here.


Over the past couple of months primary schools across Somerset have been taking part in Dynamos Schools competition. The new format is now into its second summer having replaced Kwik Cricket.

This year the competitions changed from separate year 5 and 6 competitions to Small Schools and Large Schools competitions instead. The aim was to give those schools with fewer children the opportunity to compete against similar sized schools to them and have the opportunity to reach a county final. The girls only competition also ran as normal.

Small Schools County Finals – Wembdon CC – Tuesday 20th June

Six schools took part in the Small Schools County Final in beautiful weather at Wembdon CC. They were Combe St Nicholas, Tatworth, Pensford, St Josephs, Wrington and West Buckland.

Over the course of the day the schools all played each other once resulting in some close nail biting games and even a tie. The standard of cricket was excellent throughout the day with many batting, bowling and fielding highlights.

The final round of games saw Wrington needing a win to complete a clean sweep. They continued their fine form winning the game and were therefore crowned 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.

Large Schools County Finals – Wembdon CC – Tuesday 20th June

Herne View, Southville, Parkfield, Thurlbear, Wembdon St George’s, St Marys, Crockerne, Ashton Gate and St Stephens took part in the Large Schools County Final.

Schools were divided into three groups of three playing games against the other two teams in their group. After these games the top teams in each group played against each other for the title with the second placed teams playing against each other as well as the third placed teams resulting in meaningful fixtures for all teams.

St Stephens, Parkfield and Thurlbear all won their first groups and played against each other with St Stephens taking the crown from Parkfield in second and Thurlbear in third.

The games were great to watch with some high quality cricket on show.

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

Girls County Final – Clevedon CC – Tuesday 27th June

Eight teams contested the Girl’s County Clevedon CC; Thurlbear, St Stephens, Preston, Herne View, Bathwick St Mary, Knowle Park, Trull and Somerset Bridge.

Teams were split into two groups of four with the top two teams going through to semi finals and the County Final. The teams finishing third and fourth in the group also played games against each other meaning all teams played five games.

After some incredibly close games, including a tie, Knowle Park and Thurlbear eventually qualified for the final with Knowle Park coming out on top and being crowned County Champions.

Congratulations to all schools for some fantastic cricket played in the true spirit of the game.

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

The SCF would like to thank the ECB, Chance to Shine, the School Games Organisers, Clevedon and Wembdon 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.


Get in touch

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