SLIDESHOW: Ballymena Kwik cricket tournament

The first ever Active Communities Ballymena Primary Schools kwik cricket tournament was held at Ballymena Showgrounds last week.

Six primary schools from the Ballymena area (Ballymena, Broughshane, Camphill, Carniny, Gracehill and Moorfields) competed in the event after an 8 week block of coaching sessions in the schools by Active Communities multi sport coach Ally McIlroy.

Broughshane PS pupil Katie McIlvenna hits the ball for six during the recent Active Communities Ballymena Primary Schools Quick Cricket tournament. INBT27-210AC

Broughshane PS pupil Katie McIlvenna hits the ball for six during the recent Active Communities Ballymena Primary Schools Quick Cricket tournament. INBT27-210AC

Many of the kids who took part hadn’t even held a cricket bat 8 weeks ago, despite this, the standard of cricket was excellent with several exciting prospects emerging on the day.

The tournament was won in the end by Carniny PS who narrowly defeated Moorfields PS in an exciting final. The tournament was organised in partnership with Ballymena Cricket Club who supplied the trophy and umpires for the day.

If your school or community group would be interested in taking part in Active Communities please contact Katrina McCaughan (Sports Development Officer) at Ballymena Showgrounds on 02825638510 / Katrina.mccaughan@midandeastantrim.gov.uk for more information.