Primary School Cricket Olympics
Have a go with your school/class at our 5 ‘events’ to win amazing prizes.
2021 Primary School ‘Cricket Olympics’
The Somerset Cricket Foundation Primary School ‘Cricket Olympics’ comprises of 5 ‘events across 5 weeks during April and May (these will be added on this page each week and can be found by scrolling down the page). It enables schools to compete against each other to win a money can’t buy first prize along with several other fantastic prizes. It also enables children to practise their cricket skills and achieve either a gold, silver, bronze or participation certificate.
To enter all you have to do is complete the event each week with as many classes as you wish and upload the results via the link in the table below. The activities are accessible for all year groups with the points levels differing for each age group.
The leaderboard will work in the same way as the Olympic medal table; schools will be ordered by highest percentage of gold awards.
1st Prize – Trip to the CA County Ground for a tour, coaching session and player Q & A, plus 6 weeks of cricket coaching for your school in September/October
2nd & 3rd Prize – 6 weeks of cricket coaching for your school in September/October
4th & 5th Prize – Free kit bag for your school
How it works
Children complete the events in the table on the previous page. You can do these as and when you like although the leaderboard will only be updated with that week’s event. You must upload each week’s results by 9am on the following Monday. If you complete events in advance, we will add them when we get to that week, so you will not miss out.
To qualify for the prizes, you must enter at least one class in all five challenges.
The table below shows how many points children need in each age group to achieve either gold, silver, bronze and participation.
At the end of the five events children will receive a certificate based on their performance. This is detailed underneath the table below. Certificates will be provided electronically.
Individual ‘overall’ awards
GOLD Award – at least 3 events completed at gold level
SILVER Award – at least 3 events completed at either silver or gold level
BRONZE Award – at least 3 events completed at either bronze, silver or gold level
PARTICIPANT Award – anyone who doesn’t achieve the above
To help teachers keep a record of how their children get on across the five events we have designed a ‘Class Recording Sheet‘ that you are able to download and print.
If you have any questions or would like more information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01823 352266.
EVENT 1 – ‘BEAN BAG TOSS’ (w/c 26th April)
How to do it: Set up the activity as shown in the video below aiming to throw the bean bag into one of the hoops. Hoops are spaced at 2m, 3m and 4m away
Time: 10 goes each
Points: 1 point for the closest hoop, 3 points for the middle hoop and 5 points for the hoop furthest away
To register your results for Event 1 please email email@example.com
EVENT 2 – ‘TARGET BATTING’ (w/c 3rd May)
How to do it: Set up the activity as shown in the video aiming to hit the ball between all the cones. First set of cones are 4m away and 4m wide. Second set are 2m wide and a further 2m away. Final set are 1m wide and a further 2m away
Time: 10 goes each
Points: 1 point if the ball goes between the first set of cones, 3 points if through the second set and 5 points if it goes through all three sets
To register your results for Event 2 please email firstname.lastname@example.org
EVENT 3 – ‘REBOUND CATCH’ (w/c 10th May)
How to do it: Stand 1m from a wall, throw the ball against the wall and catch the rebound as many times as you can
Time: 30 seconds
Points: 1 point for every catch
To register your results for Event 3 please email email@example.com
EVENT 4 – ‘TARGET BOWLING’ (w/c 17th May)
How to do it: Bowl overarm at the stumps from 10-15m away. Have a cone 1m from the sumps on each side, followed by another cone each side a further 1m away.
Time: 10 goes each.
Points: 5 points for hitting the stumps, 3 points if inside the first cones on either side. 1 point if inside the outer cones on either side.
EVENT 5 – ‘BAT TAPS’ (w/c 24th May)
How to do it: Keep the ball in the air by using the bat to tap it as many times as you can.
Time: 30 seconds
Points: 1 point for every ‘tap’.