Students at Matlock’s All Saints Junior School have achieved their dream of playing in the county final of Kwik Cricket in Denby today (Thursday, July 2) by a quirk of fate.
Having narrowly missed out on the opportunity of qualifying at the semi-final stage, runners-up All Saints thought their hopes were dashed. Then qualifiers Curbar announced that they couldn’t play in the final of the Rural Derbyshire School Sport Partnership contest as they were on a residential trip.
Parent Carla Eyre, who was supporting students from All Saints at the semi-final, said: “Events like these are really good fun. Not all children have the opportunity to play in competitions like this. “
All Saints teaching assistant, Rachel Sergeant added: “It is fantastic to see the children working together and enjoying team work.”