11 Jul 2019

Southwater Junior Academy showed the depth of its cricketing ranks this morning in the inclusive cricket festival held at Kingslea School in Horsham. It’s girls team more than held its own by coming sixth but its boys team blasted allcomers en route to becoming the winners. More teams arrived at the festival than planned for but a hastily re-arranged schedule saw the eight teams split into two initial groups of four to be contested on a knockout basis to establish first to fourth place order in each.

Southwater Boys and Warnham emerged successfully from their semis against Greenway B and Northolmes respectively to contest a good Group A final in which Warnham gave a good account of themselves but still finished 50 points adrift. Group B was much tighter. Castlewood’s all girl outfit got past hosts Kingslea 126-107 before Greenway A and Southwater Girls fought out a thriller which ended in a shade of Green by the margin of just three runs. Castlewood then put in a great performance against the Greens to win a final place.

Great running between the wickets salvaged Kingslea’s morning as they beat Greenway B for seventh. Northolmes squeezed past Southwater girls for the honour of fifth and Warnham capped a good showing to beat Greenway A to third. And so to the final. Southwater Boys posted the biggest total of the day, 234, to give Castlewood of mammoth proportions. The Castlettes gave it all they had a struck some lusty blows but unsurprisingly they fell well short on a total of 120. So victory to Southwater Boys.

PITCH 1

PITCH 2

PITCH 3

PHASE 1

GROUP A

128 Northolmes v Warnham 152

GROUP A

113 Greenway B v Southwater Boys 169

GROUP B

107 Kingslea v Castlewood 126

GROUP A

197 Southwater Boys v Warnham 147

GROUP A

119 Greenway B v Northolmes 145

GROUP B

132 Southwater Girls v Greenway A 135

 

GROUP B

136 Castlewood v Greenway A 108

GROUP B

127 Kingslea v Southwater Girls 150

PHASE 2

7TH PLACE PLAY-OFF

138 Greenway B v Kingslea 159

5TH PLACE PLAY-OFF

135 Northolmes v Southwater Girls 131

3RD PLACE PLAY-OFF

104 Greenway A v Warnham 136

FINAL

120 Castlewood v Southwater Boys 234

  

POSITIONS

  1. Southwater Boys
  2. Castlewood
  3. Warnham
  4. Greenway A
  5. Northolmes
  6. Southwater Girls
  7. Kingslea
  8. Greenway B