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Twelve Gravesham school cricket teams to BAT-tle it out to represent borough at Kent School Games

PUBLISHED: 15:21 16 June 2017

The competition takes place next week

The competition takes place next week

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The winners of district games against Dartford will go on to play in finals in Canterbury in July

Pupils from 12 schools across Gravesham will be taking part in a kwik cricket competition on Tuesday, June 20.

Around 100 school children will be taking to the Bat and Ball Cricket Ground to play in the annual Kwik Cricket Festival.

The competition will start at 1pm and run until about 5pm, with the mayor of Gravesham, Harold Craske, arriving a 4.30pm.

The event aims to introduce every primary school child to cricket giving them the opportunity to acquire an interest in the game.

Cabinet member for sport, leisure and arts, councillor Sandra Garside, said: “This festival is a great way to get them up and on their feet enjoying sport. This festival may also encourage youngsters to take up cricket as a hobby too, which, if it does, will be a great result.”

The winners will go on to play the winners at Dartford with the victorious team representing the district at the Kent finals held in Canterbury in early July.

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