Primary kids are kwik to the wicket

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MORE than 60 primary schoolchildren took part in a kwik cricket tournament at Galashiels this month.

Eight local teams from Balmoral, St Peters and Burgh schools travelled up to Meigle Park on a glorious morning to compete.

Boys and girls took part in the fun competition, having had coaches visit the schools in the run-up to the event.

Borders Sport and Leisure Trust helped co-ordinate the visits and the tournament, which saw Gala CC members score and umpire the competitive games.

Stevie Halls, chair of the Scottish Borders Junior Cricket Development Group, said: “We had perfect conditions for the festival, which was the culmination of a number of weeks of coaching within the schools in Galashiels.

“Hopefully, this is the first step towards these youngsters enjoying a long and enjoyable association with cricket.”

Junior training for primary school children takes place at Gala Cricket Club on Saturday mornings from 9.30am.