Bottesford school pupils complete a title treble

Bottesford Primary School's kwik cricket winners EMN-170614-144605002
Bottesford Primary School's kwik cricket winners EMN-170614-144605002

Bottesford Primary School proved they are good sports with a hat-trick of area titles in cricket and football.

The school’s girls repeated the success of the boys last month by winning the Melton and Belvoir Schools Year 5 and 6 cricket tournament.

Bottesford's footballers pipped Brownlow School to become league champions EMN-170614-144617002

Bottesford's footballers pipped Brownlow School to become league champions EMN-170614-144617002

The girls’ competition was held at Melton Mowbray’s All England Ground on Friday as part of the This Girl Can campaign.

Results: 1 Bottesford A, 2 Brownlow, 3 Stathern, 4 Bottesford B, 5 Ab Kettleby (Spirit of the Games), 6 Sherard B, 7 Sherard A, 8 Sherard C.

In the boys’ competition, also at Melton Mowbray CC, 10 teams played five games each before the two group winners met in the final where Bottesford beat Brownlow to take the title for the second year running.

Results: 1 Bottesford, 2 Brownlow, 3 Frisby, 4 Stathern, 5 Waltham, 6 Asfordby Hill (Spirit of the Games winners), 7 Great Dalby, 8 Ab Kettleby, 9 Old Dalby, 10 Sherard.

Both Bottesford boys and girls’ teams will represent our area at the Summer Championships on Friday, June 30.

Organisers wish to thank the sports leaders from John Ferneley College who officiated the games.

* Bottesford were also crowned the Primary Schools Girls’ Football League champions, pipping runners-up Brownlow by just three points in the final reckoning.

Other teams who entered were Stathern, Sherard, Swallowdale and Scalford, with teams playing each other twice.

League organiser Jim Reason, of Asfordby Amateurs Ladies and Girls Football Club, said: “All the girls, whatever the results of their games, showed plenty of skills, passion and smiles.

Amateurs are working with the FA to promote girls’ football through their Wildcats scheme, open to girls aged between five and 11.

They meet on Wednesdays from 6pm to 7pm at Asfordby Acres, Hoby Road.

* For more details call Sharon on 07979 194812.