Dulwich Cricket Club hosted our South London Festival at the Dulwich Sports Ground on 27th June, and the Brockley Bears went unbeaten across the morning to lead the pack after 4 rounds of matches.
Bellingham Bats, indebted to a fine all-round display from Arin (Launcelot Prmary), are 2 points behind the Bears in joint second place. Elephant & Castle Jumbos also had a fine morning, picking up 3 wins against some tough opponents.
Expect rapid improvement from the Battersea and Clapham hubs, who have suffered a number of cancelled hub sessions due to the poor weather on Fridays in May/June, and also the Sydenham Sonics team who only began their hub training 2 weeks ago.
On 13th June the Platform Cricket team held the inaugural NW London Mini Super 8s Competition at Wembley Cricket Club, where the Dollis Hill Destroyers currently sit unbeaten at the top of the standings.
The Gladstone Park based hub were strong in all departments and look a force to be reckoned with, but Willesden Wreckers and Harlesden Heroes are snapping at their heels in second position.
The Pimlico Plunderers, for whom Abdurrahman (Churchill Gardens Primary) won the Most Valuable Player Award, also look likely to improve rapidly after a late start to their hub sessions.
Blackheath Cricket Club played host to the opening Mini Super 8s Festival of Platform Cricket's 2021 competitive calendar and after 4 rounds of matches, Blackheath Honeybadgers, Kidbrooke Kings and Thamesmead Tigers are joint leaders.
Platform Cricket's SE London Hubs came together on 6th June for their first taste of competitive cricket, and Thamesmead Tigers set the early pace with 3 consecutive wins, their players clearly benefiting from the newly installed Non-Turf Pitch at Birchmere Park (courtesy of the London Cricket Trust).
One of Thamesmead Tiger's early victims was Kidbrooke Kings, who were otherwise unbeaten and their fellow table-toppers, Blackheath Honeybadgers similarly won 3 from 4 - their only defeat a surprise defeat at the hands of Woolwich Warriors.
Some of the best performances of the day came from Asad (De Lucy Primary) & Amelia (St Thomas a Becket Primary), whose Abbey Wood Alligators team are lurking in second-spot alongside Hither Green Hawks, whose star performers included Saud (Holbeach Primary) and Atal (Brindishe Green Primary).
Each week our coaches identify a PLAYER OF THE WEEK from the 3,000+ children we work with, as a recognition of their talent, efforts or improvement.
This week's PLAYER OF THE WEEK Award goes to Khadija from Ark Globe Primary in Elephant & Castle, Southwark. Khadija’s batting has particularly impressed our coaches - she has combined an excellent technique with a lot of power hitting.