“It was great to meet the girls and boys at Glasllwch Primary School,” said Charlotte, the England women’s captain. “They are really enthusiastic about Kwik Cricket and clearly enjoy it as a fun and accessible introduction to the game.”
Last year 5,800 boys and girls in 560 schools took part in the Mixed Festivals and 110 schools entered the girls-only festival.
Glasllwch won both South Wales competitions, and the girls were runners up in the ECB (England and Wales Cricket Board) National Finals Day, while the boys lost in their semi- final.
In North Wales, the champions were Ygol Bryn Coch, Mold in the girls competition, and St. Peters CW Primary School, Rosset in the mixed. The first festival in Wales for 2014 is at Blackwood Cricket Club on May 19.
“Kwik Cricket gives children of all levels of ability and experience the chance to enjoy a fun introduction to cricket,” said Cricket Wales Chief Executive Peter Hybart. “The Kwik Cricket competitions in Wales are hugely popular, and offer a fantastic way to enjoy the game in a format that can be played in virtually any location.”
The Kwik Cricket Competition is open to state primary and middle schools throughout England and Wales.