Un­der 8s com­plete Fes­ti­val at Macc

Macclesfield Express - - SEARCH - CRICKET SHEL­DAN KEAY

MAC­CLES­FIELD Cricket Club fi­nally com­pleted their Un­der 8s Cricket Fes­ti­val at the Vic­to­ria Road Ground last week­end af­ter rain orig­i­nally spoiled the party last month.

The Fi­nals Day Group win­ners were Prest­bury, Brook­lands, Mac­cles­field Silks and Mac­cles­field Lions, with each team putting in im­pres­sive per­for­mances over the course of the tour­na­ment.

More than 100 young crick­eters from around Cheshire de­scended on Mac­cles­field Cricket Club, with teams from Ash­ley, Sandbach, Bred­bury, Prest­bury, Poyn­ton, Brook­lands and Mac­cles­field all play­ing for the Peter Man­nion Tro­phies.

The fes­ti­val is now in its sec­ond year, with each team play­ing to the ba­sic rules of Six­ers cricket (six ball overs, six overs, six play­ers).

This was a unique de­vel­op­ment op­por­tu­nity for young, bud­ding crick­eters of ages six, seven and eight.

The qual­ity of the cricket from the young­sters was su­perb, with each game wit­ness­ing ac­cu­rate bowl­ing, cleanly bowled wick­ets, tricky catches and plenty of fours and sixes.

Mac­cles­field CC hopes that both new and closer links have been es­tab­lished with lo­cal clubs, and plans to ar­range many more tour­na­ments and fix­tures in the fu­ture.

The club would like to thank the vol­un­teers for their time and sup­port dur­ing the tour­na­ment, as well and the spon­sors Com­plete Money and Chrome Mo­tors for their gen­eros­ity.

If you’re in­ter­ested in learn­ing the fun game of cricket and join­ing a team, please con­tact your lo­cal club and en­quire into their academy.

Win­ter nets typ­i­cally run from Jan­uary to April, and sum­mer nets from April through to the end of the sum­mer.

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