June 5, 2015
Cane End Government secures third straight Kiddy Cricket Skills title

The Cane End Government School, for the third straight year, was crowned champion of the Scotia Bank Kiddy Cricket Skills festival, thus taking permanent possession of the challenge trophy.{{more}}

Cane End beat all who dared to challenge them last Friday at the Arnos Vale Netball Complex.

Champions in 2013 and 2014, the Cane End Government was pushed to the brink by the South Rivers Primary in the semi-finals.

With their title on the line, Cane End edged out South Rivers in the semi-finals, winning off the last ball.

Scores: South Rivers – 202; Cane End – 208.

It was easier for Cane End, as they overcame the Sion Hill Government in the final. Cane End posted 236, to which Sion Hill replied with 186.

Before the nervy semi-finals, Cane End had the better of Bequia Anglican and Greiggs Primary in the preliminaries.

Losing finalists Sion Hill Government beat Fancy Government in the semi-finals.

Third place South Rivers Methodist tallied 473; Fancy – 456; Fitz-Hughes Government – 445; Greiggs Primary – 417; Fair Hall Government – 401, with Bequia Anglican compiling 387 and the Questelles Government – 386.

South Rivers Methodist was adjudged the most disciplined team and that institution’s coach and teacher Brian Da Breo – the most outstanding teacher.

Fifty-six primary schools took part in the skills festival.

Next up for the Kiddy Cricket programme is the purely academic component – the quiz competition.(RT)