Cricket festival was a real test

Children from Longhoughton CE First School in the cricket festival.
Children from Longhoughton CE First School in the cricket festival.

Children from Longhoughton Church of England First School caused a nail-biting finish to a recent cricket festival.

In the first part of the summer term, children from Japan and France classes enjoyed training from Tom Vickers, the north Northumberland community cricket coach.

Children from Longhoughton CE First School in the cricket festival.

Children from Longhoughton CE First School in the cricket festival.

They continued to develop their new skills at an after-school club during the second half of the term.

Then in early July, four teams from the school took part in the Chance to Shine Cricket Festival at Alnmouth and Lesbury Cricket Club, competing against teams from Hipsburn First School.

One of the Longhoughton teams topped the table by just one run.

Longhoughton headteacher Tracey Critchlow said: “The children have really enjoyed their cricket sessions, inspired by Tom Vickers’ enthusiasm. So much so that many of the children are continuing to play cricket on Friday evenings at Alnmouth and Lesbury Cricket Club.”

Children from Longhoughton CE First School in the cricket festival.

Children from Longhoughton CE First School in the cricket festival.

As well as enjoying the cricket training, children from Japan class also worked with Tom Vickers to produce a video promoting cricket across Northumberland. It can be seen at https://youtu.be/VernE7OAjMw

Children from Longhoughton CE First School in the cricket festival.

Children from Longhoughton CE First School in the cricket festival.