Monday, 23 May 2016

Kwik Cricket Primary School Tournament

Friday 20th May we hosted our 3rd Annual Primary School Kwik Cricket Tournament.

This year we embarked upon an ambitious plan of sending our coaches out to 6 local Primary Schools along with the support of Simon Johnston from Cricket Ireland.
The games get underway
The schools who took part were; Euston Street, Harding Memorial, Cregagh, Orangefield, Cairnshill and Loughview Integrated.  Each week a coach from Cregagh CC would go into each school to deliver a kwik cricket session over an eight week programme.  We estimate that in total we reached over 100 kids between the 6 schools!!

On Friday past we held the tournament which was contested between Orangefield, Harding Memorial and Cairnshill.  A great afternoon was had by all and certainly the kids enjoyed the games as did the coaches.  After 3 rounds of group games the final was contested by Cairnshill and Orangefield.
Batsmen on standby
In what was a great final that went to the final ball with Orangefield needing a six from the last ball, Cairnshill emerged victorious.  Well done Cairnshill!!

I would like to pass my sincere thanks to our coaches who took up the challenge of going into the schools to deliver the programme;  Adam McCormick, Robert Moore, Anthony Henry, Carl Rae and David McCormick.  Without the coaches this simply would  not have happened and you should all be very proud of what we achieved.

I would also like to place on record our gratitude to Simon Johnston and Cricket Ireland for their support with this initiative.

Cairnshill Primary School Winners 2016
Finally a thank you to our grounds convenor Stuart Catterson for arranging the kiwk cricket wickets on the day and the Bar Manager of Cregagh Sports Club Matt Foster for the kind sponsorship of the crisps, water and sweets for the children.

Monday, 9 May 2016

Andrew Guthrie Kerr MBE

The officials, members and players of Cregagh Cricket Club were saddened to learn of the news late last night of our esteemed member and Trustee Ian Kerr whose Father passed away after a short illness.

Mr. Andrew Guthrie Kerr MBE was also the Grandfather to our members Peter and Aaron Kerr and Great Grandfather to the youngest member Ajay Kerr who plays in our Under 9 section.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.