An unforgettable cricket experience

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Pupils from Hadleigh Primary School enjoyed a once-in-lifetime experience as they played in the national Kwik Cricket finals at Edgbaston.

The nine Year 6 boys represented Suffolk in a competition involving 13 other schools at the Birmingham venue which hosted the ICC Champions Trophy final and will stage England’s third One Day International against Australia on September 11.

Hadleigh comfortably won their first group match against Buckinghamshire on July 9, but lost a tough second and final group game against eventual finalists Hertfordshire.

A single win was enough to see the Suffolk school into the play-offs, where they lost to Worcestershire.

Headteacher Neil Jackson said: “The boys did brilliantly well.

“By my calculations we were second in our group, which makes us the eighth best Kwik Cricket Year 6 team in the country – quite an achievement.”

He added his thanks to all the parents who accompanied and supported their children on the overnight stay.

In particular, he wished to thank Gavin Peters and Sam Bassett for their work in preparing the children for an experience they will never forget.