Gallery: Little Heath enjoy festival success in the Plate

PUBLISHED: 12:07 20 June 2008 | UPDATED: 21:31 26 October 2009

Little Heath II

Little Heath II

PUPILS from Little Heath emerged triumphant from the Plate final of the annual Potters Bar Primary Schools Cricket Festival. Following the group stages which took place earlier this month, teams from Cuffley, Oakmere, Little Heath and Pope Paul made it th

Pope Paul batting against Little Heath

PUPILS from Little Heath emerged triumphant from the Plate final of the annual Potters Bar Primary Schools Cricket Festival.

Following the group stages which took place earlier this month, teams from Cuffley, Oakmere, Little Heath and Pope Paul made it through to compete for the Plate.

Once again it was a time of fun and enjoyment for all the children who took part at The Walk, with Little Heath II taking home the silverware.

Tournament organiser Christina Knight said: "It went quite well, and thankfully the weather was also good, which always helps.

Two Pope Paul pupils add another run to their total

"The four teams who took part had a lovely time, and the thing that made it so good was that each team knew they had a chance to win."

This is the eighth year that the tournament has been running, and the event continues to prove itself to be a superb community occasion, with parents, teachers and even Potters Bar Cricket Club players getting involved.

Hertsmere Borough Council have realised the community benefits and got on board this year, donating a sum of money which has been able to provide each team with personalised T-shirts bearing their school name.

In the competition, Cuffley II played Oakmere II in one semi-final and Little Heath II took on Pope Paul II in the other match.

Cuffley batting against Oakmere

Pope Paul were a very young side and were well beaten by Little Heath, and similarly Cuffley lost to Oakmere.

The final was contested by Little Heath and Oakmere. In what was a very close battle, Little Heath were victorious off the last ball.

Oakmere reached 66 for three wickets in their 10 overs with Little Heath getting to 67-4 off their 10 in reply.

Pope Paul took on Cuffley in the third place play-off match in what was likewise a close game.

The Baker Street school got their just rewards for a hard-working and dedicated day's performance by taking third place.

Cuffley scored 57-2 from their 10 overs with Pope Paul reaching 58-1 off 9.3 overs in reply.

Next up is the Shield final, which features the sides who finished runners-up in the preliminary group stages. Teams taking part are Cranborne, Pope Paul I, Brookmans Park and Cuffley I.

The event is due to take place next Tuesday (June 24), with a 4pm start.

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