36 children from local primary schools took part in the Culm Valley Schools Kwik Cricket Festival held at Bradninch CC on Friday 25th June. In some of the best weather since the competition started in 2004, the following teams qualified for the semi-finals:
Kentisbeare 1 v Kentisbeare 2
Hemyock v Bradninch 1
Kentisbeare 1 managed to get revenge, following a previous narrow 5 run defeat to Kentisbeare 2 in round 4, by winning the re-match by 7 runs: another close fought game.
The other semi-final between Hemyock and Bradninch 1 was even more dramatic. A very strong Hemyock side playing excellent cricket had already beaten Bradninch 1 by 16 runs in round 3. Bradninch had other ideas and managed to get revenge by a 1 run victory off the last ball of the match.
In the final match, Kentisbeare 1 unfortunately lost too many wickets on a regular basis so victory went to Bradninch 1.
Back row – Kentisbeare 1 – runners up
Front row – Bradninch 1 – winners