Pupils from Bourne schools display their crickets skills during festival

Pupils who played in the cricket festival
Pupils who played in the cricket festival
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MORE than 160 children took part in a cricket festival in Bourne.

Primary school pupils in Year 3 and Year 4 spent the morning developing their basic skills before playing continuous cricket in the afternoon.

Schools involved in the event held at Bourne Cricket Club on the Abbey Lawns included Bourne Abbey, Bourne Westfield, Morton, Edenham and Thurlby primary.

The children were taken through a range of activities in the morning aimed at practising their throwing, catching, batting and fielding skills.

Community school sport co-ordinator Clare Ladley said: “The primary school children had a fantastic day taking part in fun cricket activities and were very enthusiastic when playing games of cricket. All helped by the beautiful weather.

The event was run by 25 Year 10 pupils from Bourne Grammar School as part of their sports leadership course, leading the coaching practices and umpiring games.

Clare said: “The older students did a great job in coaching the younger children. The festival gave them the opportunity to practice leadership skills they have been developing in school.”