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Enthusiasm for cricket knows no boundaries

Enthusiasm for cricket knows no boundaries

Encouraging children to participate in sport took centre stage in Birmingham as Moseley and Sparkbrook Rotary Club staged their annual schools cricket competition.

Pupils from primary schools in the Sparkbrook and Sparkhill areas took part in the tournament organised by Rotary and sponsored for the fourth year by employment and training experts Pertemps People Development Group (PPDG).

Five teams from St John’s, Montgomery, Greet, English Martyrs and Clifton primary schools were joined at Sparkhill Park by an All Stars team and, in only their second appearance in the quick cricket tournament, English Martyrs ran out as eventual victors.

Helping to umpire were staff from Pertemps Coachright who co-ordinate a range of sports activities in communities across Birmingham and the wider West Midlands.

Sports coach Roberto Flint said it was great to be involved and that the children’s enthusiasm supported by teachers and parents provided for a very competitive afternoon. “These events ensure inclusivity through sport as well as providing an introduction to the game of cricket itself. Some excellent cricket was played in a great spirit and thanks must go to Rotary for their organisation,” he said.

Chairman of Rotary’s community service committee Hywel Williams said: “This year we had over 100 children participating and everyone received a medal and a certificate with additional small prizes for the winners. This is about giving our children the opportunity to play sport, enjoy exercise, and socialise with pupils from other schools. We are delighted that the weather held and everyone had an exciting afternoon.”

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