Earlier on in the summer term, the Year 6 cricket team had won the West Berkshire schools cricket tournament and were asked to represent them, alongside Falklands Primary, at the County Finals on Tuesday 18thJuly at Wokingham County Cricket Club. Here, two schools from each localauthority in Berkshire competed in a finals competition. It began with a group stage with Birch Copse pitted against Holyport School from Maidenhead. We won this match 106 to 58, taking nine wickets in an exciting game. Our second group match was against Montem School from Ascot. Another nine-wicket haul and some superb batting meant we won 123 to 43.
This made us group winners and match-up with Falklands in the semi-finals. It was a much closer affair with Birch Copse eventually winning 75 runs to 38 and a place in the final. Lynch Hill from Slough had won their semi-final and battered first. We managed to take two wickets and kept them to a score of 67 before it was our turn to bat. Despite losing 4 wickets, our batting performance was excellent with 11 boundaries (the most we had achieved in the whole tournament) against a very strong bowling line-up. We scored 76 and became County Champions for the first time in Birch Copse’s history.
Well done to the team on their performances.