CRICKET LEADERS OFFICIATE AT NORTH YORKSHIRE COUNTY FINALS PRIMARY EVENT
Congratulations to ten of our young cricket leaders from Years 7-9 who officiated at the recent Primary School North Yorkshire County Cricket finals. The students had received specific cricket leaders training on the delivery of the new Dynamos cricket format. The Yorkshire Cricket Board coach, Tom Bates, was so impressed with the young leaders following the training session and their leadership in the Richmondshire rounds of the cricket tournaments that he invited them all to officiate at the finals in York and Knaresborough. Each day, nine different primary schools from across the County competed against each other to determine the County champion.
Issac Bootomley, James Cox, Guy Feakins, Jack Ford, Archie Maclelland, Max Percival, Jack Platt, Isaac Tate, Joe White and Sophie White stepped up to the challenge as they were under incredible pressure to fairly and consistently apply the rules and ensure all pupils received a highly competitive but fun experience. These students had to work independently of staff and had to demonstrate great confidence to be able to complete their role. They have been congratulated on their maturity and knowledge and application of the rules by the majority of visiting Primary School staff as many of the games were highly competitive with only a few runs separating the winners and losers.