Children flock to feast of sporting fun again

CHILDREN are enjoying a feast of sporting fun during the three-day cricket festival held at March Town Cricket Club this week.

CHILDREN are enjoying a feast of sporting fun during the three-day cricket festival held at March Town Cricket Club this week.

More than 80 children aged between 7-13 are taking part in the event which started on Tuesday. Many are expected to return on Thursday night to enjoy the presentation evening with their parents. Even though last year’s festival attracted slightly larger numbers Club Chairman Les Mills was still delighted with the turnout for the event’s sixth year .

He said: “The amount of children that turned up was only slightly down on last year. What with the recession and it being the first week of the school holiday’s I am thoroughly delighted with the number of kids that came.

“The weather was a bit disappointing yesterday but we put the marquee to good use when it forced us to take cover. The main thing is thought that the kids had a great time again.”


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While children were given the opportunity to practice their cricket skills by club coaches many other activities were also on offer. Various other sports allowed boys and girls to remain active while basic first aid training and educational activities, such as sessions with the Cambs Fire Service and HMP Whitemoor staff, were arranged.

Mr Mills said: “The organising sub-committee set-up the event along with the three main coaches Bill Adamson, Matt Wilcox and Stuart Mills.

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“Roz English also completed hours of administration work but I would like to thank everyone else who helped over the three days to ensure that the children had a great time.”

Every child that attended will go home at the end of the festival with a goody bag while trophies will also presented to those who performed well on Thursday evening.

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