On Tuesday the 17th March, St Emilie’s competed in our very first cricket carnival at Fletcher Park.
The lead up to the carnival involved a Perth Scorchers Clinic, which explained to the students the different rules and skills of the T20 Blast format.
After the clinic had finished, we had over 30 year Six students sign up to be a part of our cricket carnival.
We had a boys team, a girls team and a mixed team represent our school.
Our girls team performed extremely well, winning all 4 of their games. From what we saw on Tuesday, we certainly have a number of very skilled cricket girls!
Our boys team and mixed team both encountered some very strong opposition, which provided them a great challenge as the day went on. All of our teams should be commended on their sportsmanship throughout the day, as well as the great attitude they all brought to the day!
In between games, our students were also lucky enough to receive a 45 minute skills session from the WACA.
St. Emilie’s had many star performers on the day, however, Chloe Reilly was announced the mixed competition player of the carnival, which is a fantastic achievement. Her reward was a massive tub of Milo from the competition sponsors!
Well done Chloe!
Thirty of St Emilie’s Year 6 children will be competing in a regional Interschool Cricket Carnival on Tuesday 17 March 2015 at Fletcher Park in Carlisle. Notes were sent home with the children participating on Wednesday and are due back today.
The MILO T20 Blast School Cup is a fast, fun, safe T20 carnival, which captures all the excitement of the KFC T20 Big Bash League. Teams of primary school students play a minimum of four games over four hours.
The matches take place on grass outfields with smaller boundaries to inspire countless fours and sixes. With music playing and several games taking place on the same oval at the same time, it creates an action packed, fun atmosphere where every kid is involved.
As well as encouraging a healthy, active lifestyle, the kids develop teamwork, leadership and fundamental movement skills. The modified game format encourages equal participation across batting, bowling, fielding and wicket keeping, regardless of ability.