Connor’s first mini cricket match

Connor’s first mini cricket match

I was quite excited when Connor said he wanted to play cricket this year .. mini cricket that is.   Grade one’s and two’s play mini cricket at the school and every Thursday, or just about, there are matches held at the Randburg Sports Ground.  I remember taking Connor along as a littlie when Bradley started mini cricket.  Wonderful watching all the littlies, girls and boys, having such fun!!!

The Grade one’s only started mini cricket on Tuesday and spent their first lesson practicing ball skills.  At short notice, the coaches were informed of the matches, and yesterday the littlies were thrown in at the deep end having to learn how to play an actual mini cricket game.  It was a little chaotic as they didn’t have a clue, but soon got the hang of the basics.

Today’s match was great fun!   They all played so well and loved it!  The coaches, from both teams, encouraged them every step of the way, with the help of moms and some dads who were there.   The rules are simple:  it’s played in a circle which rotates with each batsman having 4 innings, not matter what ie he can be caught out or bowled out.  They each get a turn to bowl and be the wicket keeper

Connor made three runs !!

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Keeping his eye on the batsman ..

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Once they’ve each had a turn in all positions on the field, then it’s their turn to bat ….  watching their team-mates

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Their team lost but it didn’t matter .. they all loved it 🙂 !!


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