Sun Shines for Under 9's at West Devon Festival
One of the series of the Palladium Youth Cricket League's U9's Festivals was held at Yelverton Bohemians CC on Sunday 2nd July.
U9 Teams from Bridestowe & Lewdown CC, Buckland Monachorum CC, Cornwood CC, Ivybridge CC, Plymstock CC , Plympton CC & Tavistock CC;s were welcomed to a lovely sunny morning at host club Yelverton Bohemians CC's Langton Park ground.
All of the 8 teams taking part were made up of players Under 9, with some as young as 5 or 6 playing their first ever Kwik-Cricket games following the launch of the ECB All-Stars Programme earlier this Summer. The teams were split into 2 Groups for 2 initial games followed by play-off games to decide the individual group placings.
After the conclusion of all the games, Cornwood CC were the winners of Group 1, narrowly defeating runners-up Tavistock CC by 4 runs. In Group 2, the play-off game was a similarly close affair with Plympton CC defeating Bridestowe & Lewdown CC by the slimest of margins - 2 runs to win the group. Alex Jopling - DCB Community Cricket Coach (Plymouth & West Devon) was on hand to present certificates to all the teams who took part.
A big thank you to all the players, parents, helpers & volunteers who made the day such a success. The next West Devon U9's Festival will be held at Buckland Monachorum CC on Sunday 16th July.
Summary of Results
Bridestowe & Lewdown 302-0 beat Ivybridge 238-6 by 64 runs
Plympton 255-5 beat Plymstock 230-3 by 25 runs
Plympton 318-0 beat Ivybridge by 209-6 by 109 runs
Bridestowe & Lewdown 288-2 beat Plymstock 283-4 by 5 runs
1st/2nd place Plympton 299-4 beat Bridestowe & Lewdown 297-1 by 2 runs
3rd/4th place Plymstock 282-2 beat Ivybridge 241-2 by 41 runs
Tavistock 268-2 beat Cornwood 249-3 by 19 runs
Buckland Monachorum 221-5 beat Yelverton Bohemians 214-5 by 7 runs
Cornwood 305-2 beat Yelverton 215-5 by 90 runs
Tavistock 250-1 beat Buckland Monachorum 223-3 by 27 runs
1st/2nd place Cornwood 256-4 beat Tavistock 252-4 by 4 runs
3rd/4th place Buckland 254-0 beat Yelverton 190-8 by 64 runs