(This was published in the Newark Advertiser on 23rd July 2010 as part of my work experience.)

The winners of this year’s Year 5 Kwik Cricket Competition are Flintham Primary School.

The school won the Newark and District event in June against district winners from all parts of the county. They went forward to represent the area, winning their league playing against Oak Tree and Stanhope schools.

Their closest match was against Bentinck Primary School in the semi-final, winning by 2 runs. They went on to win the final held at Goosedale Sports Ground, Moor Road, Bestwood, against Bispham Drive Junior School on Wednesday 14th July.

The Flintham team, sponsored by Asda, are Archie Farrell (10), Isaac Ridley (10), Oliver Whaley (10), Oliver Bellamy (10), Matthew Slack (10), Peter Barker (10), Jack Reddington (10) and Fraser Russell (10).

They practise at school but most also belong to the Flintham Cricket Club where they are coached by Nick Cummings.