Young cricketers at Rossett School have made a flying start to the season by winning a county championship.
The Year 8 boys’ team won the Dennis Richards 8-aside competition for the first time, after beating the best teams from across North Yorkshire.
The majority of the tournament was played while the boys were in Year 7, with Rossett beating Stokesley, St John Fisher and St Aidan’s in the first rounds. The final – against Lady Lumley’s School – was delayed until after the summer holidays
Sports teacher Mike Sweetman, who is also the school’s progress and achievement leader for Year 7, said: The team played brilliantly in every aspect of the game – batting, bowling and fielding.
The teacher in charge at Lady Lumley’s also commented on the attitude and sportsmanship of the Rossett boys, which made the day even more pleasing. I was exceptionally proud of the way they performed and they truly deserved the victory.
The tournament sees each team begin with 200 points and lose five runs each time a player is out. Rossett scored a total of 200 + 110 to Lady Lumley’s 200 + 58, in 16 overs each.
On the Rossett team, captain Charlie Torrence led the players effectively throughout the tournament, while Scott Calvert was commended for taking several key wickets and batting aggressively.