Bradford pupils aim to hit the opposition for six in cricket finals

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Southmere primary school cricket team, successfully  through to the finals of a Nationwide cricket tournament. LtR back Esha Hussain, Fezaan Malik, Shazaib Kauser, Christopher Yeadon, & Kalem Malik, LtR front Abdullah Rashid, Eathan Greenhough, Sufyaa Southmere primary school cricket team, successfully through to the finals of a Nationwide cricket tournament. LtR back Esha Hussain, Fezaan Malik, Shazaib Kauser, Christopher Yeadon, & Kalem Malik, LtR front Abdullah Rashid, Eathan Greenhough, Sufyaa

A Great Horton primary school, which entered competitive cricket competitions for the first time this year, will today battle other schools across West Yorkshire in the finals of a major tournament.

Southmere Primary School has had a school cricket team for a number of years, but only recently started playing against other schools in big tournaments. And their first year has proven a massive success - last week they won the Bradford Primary School competition and today take on schools from across West Yorkshire at a competition in Hunslet Nelson in Beeston. If they win that tournament they will go on to the Yorkshire finals at Headingley Cricket Club to compete to be named best primary school cricket club in the county.

Captain Sufyaan Junaid, 11, said: "In the Bradford finals we won all four games and beat Feversham in the final. We're confident we'll win the West Yorkshire final."

Deputy head Delyth Roberts, said the school was very proud of the team, which contains a mix of ethnic groups and sexes. She added: "It is very exciting for the children. This is the first big competition we have entered so it is a big achievement."

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