Gallery: Cranborne find key to Shield success

PUBLISHED: 14:23 27 June 2008 | UPDATED: 22:04 26 October 2009

Cranborne players celebrate

Cranborne players celebrate

CRANBORNE were victorious in Potters Bar s annual Primary Schools Cricket Festival Shield final on Tuesday. The competition fielded the teams who had finished runners-up in the preliminary group stages held a few weeks back, and again the children taking

Cuffley and Pope Paul players shake hands

CRANBORNE were victorious in Potters Bar's annual Primary Schools Cricket Festival Shield final on Tuesday.

The competition fielded the teams who had finished runners-up in the preliminary group stages held a few weeks back, and again the children taking part experienced an evening of fun and excitement.

The semi-final line-up saw Cuffley I take on Pope Paul I and Brookmans Park come up against Cranborne.

Cuffley comfortably saw off Pope Paul with a superb batting performance.

Action from the Shield play-offs at The Walk

The Theobalds Road school's youngsters scored 102 from their 10 overs for the loss of just two wickets, with three players scoring more than 15 each and having to retire.

It was all too much for rivals Pope Paul to chase down, and they replied with 35-7.

In the other semi, Cranborne again dominated their match with Brookmans Park.

They scored 93-3 with four of their players retiring having scored more than 15 runs apiece.

In reply, Brookmans Park struggled to 43-6, which left what, on paper, should have been a very evenly matched final.

However, this was not the case.

Cuffley made a disastrous start with their top three batsmen all going for ducks.

The side only managed to get 26 runs in their innings.

This total was easily beaten by Cranborne in only four overs, despite Cuffley taking an early wicket with their fourth ball.

The Laurel Fields school made 30-1 to win the shield in dominant fashion.

Brookmans Park and Pope Paul played off for third and fourth place.

Pope Paul batted first and reached 55-5. That wasn't enough as Brookmans Park secured third place with a total of 65 with five wickets lost.

The Henry Tilly Trophy final takes place next Tuesday afternoon.

All of the four teams who finished top of their respective groups in the prelims are set to compete.

They are Oakmere I, St Giles, Little Heath I and Sunny Bank.

The Plate final was won by the Little Heath II.

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