On Thursday 23rd June 2016 we took two teams of cricketers to a DSSP Outdoor Cricket Tournament at Abbotskerswell Cricket Club. One team consisted of boys from Key Stage Two, and the other of girls from Key Stage Two.
All the children represented the school's values brilliantly throughout, showing outstanding motivation for their team mates and being part of the DSSP community by congratulating all their opposition and shaking hands after all matches.
The girls took part in 4 games, winning two and losing two, and eventually they came 3rd overall. A very good effort girls, and a huge improvement on our very first cricket event of the year when none of you had played cricket before!
The boys also took part in 4 games and won all of them, which means they were crowned the DSSP Boys Cricket Champions! They won the DSSP trophy which is an exact replica of The Ashes Trophy which is contested by England and Australia each year. The boys all worked tirelessly as a team and their tactics were spot on in the tight matches - protecting their stumps in order to not lose 5 runs for a wicket, rather than trying to slog the ball as hard as possible.
Both teams deserve a big pat on the back for their involvement and commitment to the continuing sporting successes of Exminster Community Primary School. Well done.