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Festival spirit for junior Herts cricketers

PR 35408th June 2005

Whitsun half term week saw all the districts and boroughs of Hertfordshire competing in the District Cricket Festival. The competition is split into two sections, East and West, with Three Rivers competing in the West against four other teams. The festival covers three age groups, under-11, under-13 and under-15, and is the culmination of the hard work that has been put into the indoor training since November.

The eventual winners of the West Conference were St Albans in the U11s, and Hertsmere in the U13 and U15 age groups. These teams will now go on to compete against the winners of the East Conference in the final at Haileybury College on 12th June.

Three Rivers came 2nd in both the U11 and U13 age groups, missing out on the final by just one point with the U11s.

Councillor Chris Whately Smith, Three Rivers Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Community, said:

"There has been some excellent cricket displayed by all the teams this week. Local authorities have an important role to play in promoting community sports and other healthy activities and this is one of the four main themes of Three Rivers District Council. Well done to all students and staff who were involved in this successful week."

Further cricket training for young people in Three Rivers is planned for next winter to be followed by a local primary schools' Kwik Cricket competition and the Hertfordshire District Cricket Festival in summer 2006.

Three Rivers District Council's summer activities brochure will be published on 13 June. Children's summer activities will include trampolining, skateboarding, dance and drama classes, art sessions and golf day camps. Some events and facilities are free. The brochure is free and available from the District Council 01923 776611.