Despite Covid-19's decimation of the 2020 cricket season, Platform Cricket's Mini Super 8s softball tournament for U9s managed to reach a conclusion on Sunday 30th August.
Blackheath Honeybadgers, Hither Green Hawks, Sydenham Sonics and Thamesmead Tigers emerged from the group stages to play out two keenly contested Semi Finals.
The Thamesmead Tigers team squeezed past the Sydenham Sonics despite tight bowling from Perrymount Primary's Elijah and Aitor, whilst the Blackheath Honeybadgers completed a clinical victory over the Hither Green Hawks thanks to some excellent striking from Finn De Groot.
The Honeybadgers clinched the 2020 U9 title with another dominant display in the Final, this time with Ethan leading the way with an excellent all-round performance which earned him a well deserved MVP Award.
Sydenham Sonics turned on the style at the Kent County Mini Super 8s Finals Day at Beckenham in September, securing 3rd place overall.
Undefeated in the group stages, the Sonics had a tough quarter final assignment against 2018 champions Plaxtol Pirates. An immaculate bowling display saw them through to the Semi Finals where they were edged out by an organised Bickley Park side. Consolation came with a 3rd/4th place victory over Bromley CC, Kilmorie's Nathan and Rathfern's Thirusuthan the stars with the ball once again.
After dominating all 4 days of the event, with one tie and one defeat their only dropped points, Hither Green Hawks emerged as the inaugural Platform Mini Super 8s champions.
The Sydenham Sonics and Brockley Bears slugged it out for 2nd place, but results from the very last game of the day meant the Sonics clung on by a fraction and progressed to the Kent County Finals with the Hither Green Hawks and a range of eminent cricket clubs from across the county.
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 is a double award for Matei and Damian from Falconbrook Primary School in Battersea. Incredibly, it is our second set of twin recipients this month! Although completely new to cricket, the boys' made great progress and their energy and enthusiasm was a real inspiration.