More than 300 children from 30 schools across the region took part in the South Wales Kwik Cricket finals at St Fagan’s Cricket Club.
The finals day, organised by Cricket Wales, marks the culmination of all the festivals run in cricket clubs and local authorities across South Wales.
The Girls competition was won by Rhiwbeina Primary School, Cardiff, with Mary Immaculate of Haverfordwest runners-up.
The Mixed competition was won by Evenlode Primary School, Penarth, with Glasllwch Primary School from Newport runners-up.
The winners go through to represent South Wales in the Midlands finals in Birmingham.
The following schools took part in the mixed finals: Glasllwch PS, Newport; Maesglas, Newport; Rhiwbeina PS, Cardiff; Radyr PS, Cardiff; Evenlode , Penarth; Marlborough PS, Cardiff; Crwys PS, Swansea; YsgolGymraeg Llantrisant, Llantrisant; Llantrisant PS, Llantrisant; Ysgol Y Dderwen, Carmarthen; Ysgol Y Bannau, Powys; Ysgol Dewi Sant, Llanelli; Pontarddulais PS, Pontarddulais; Y G Glancleddau, Haverfordwest; Cleddau Reach PS, Haverfordwest.
Competing in the grils finals were: Duffryn PS, Newport; Rhiwbeina PS, Cardiff; West Park PS, Bridgend; Mary Immaculate, Haverfordwest; Llanfaes PS, Brecon; Pengelli PS, Swansea; Milford Haven PS, Pembrokeshire; Ygsol Y Fenni, Abergavenny; Ysgol Bryn Onnen, Pontypool; Queen Street, Abertillery; Ysgol Gymraeg Griffith Jones, St Clears; Tynewydd PS, Newbridge; St Andrews PS, Newport; Ysgol Y Dderwen, Carmarthen; Ysgol Y Bryniago, Pontarddulais.
David Lloyd, of Glamorgan CCC, was on hand to present the trophies to the finalists and T-shirts and certificates to all other schools.
“The aim of the Kwik Cricket competition is to provide children of all levels of ability and experience with an opportunity to regularly participate in a fun, introduction to cricket and to encourage the spirit of cricket,” explained Steve Watkins, Cricket Development officer for Gwent and Mid Wales Council, who organised the event for Cricket Wales.
“This was another excellent competition, and we all wish Rhiwbeina and Evenlode the best of luck as they represent South Wales at Midlands Finals.”
Cricket Wales is the national governing body for junior and recreational senior cricket in Wales. It works closely with Glamorgan County Cricket Club, which governs the men’s professional game. For information visit www.cricketwales.org.uk