Picture galleries: Cricket and athletics tournaments held

THE action is really hotting up in Suffolk as pupils from across the county compete to earn their place at the Suffolk School Games, at Bury Leisure Centre, on July 6.

On Monday it was the turn of our under-13 stars to show what they were made of at the Super 8s athletics tournament, held at Northgate Leisure Centre.

Each pupil took part in a track and a field event, ranging from the 100m to long jump and in both the male and female categories, there were two teams that ran away with the tournament, Farlingaye and Copleston.

School Games organiser Ali Furlong said of the event, for schools in Ipswich and South Suffolk: “It was the first time that the Super 8s has been run in the county so we were the guinea pigs and it was a great success.

“The feedback we received from the schools was that they really enjoyed it.

“I would also like to pay tribute to the young leaders from Northgate who were involved in time-keeping, measuring, scoring and many other things.

“They were awesome and their contribution allowed the team managers from each school to manage their team without having to worry about anything else.

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“The standard was very good and Copleston and Farlingaye won, who

are both strong schools in athletics.

“But then you had teams like Westbourne who brought their year 7s and who will be better for the experience and stronger when it comes to next year’s competition.”

Elsewhere, a Kwick Cricket event for year 5 and 6 pupils took place at Claydon Primary School and it was the home team who ran out winners.

They will now go on and represent the Claydon family of schools at the Westbourne Level 2 (partnership) finals at Ipswich and East Suffolk CC at Chantry Park on June 14.

“Some of the schools such as Henley and Somersham have never entered a competition before and this was the first time that we have had five out of the six schools from Claydon involved, so that was great to see,” added Ali.

“Claydon won in the final match against Sproughton by 34 runs.”

Athletics results:

Girls – 1st Farlingaye (892 pts); 2nd Copleston (850); 3rd Westbourne (651); 4th Ormiston Endeavour (394); 5th Felixstowe (375)

Boys – 1st Farlingaye (1135); 2nd Copleston (1114); 3rd Felixstowe (624); 4th Ormiston Endeavour (570); 5th Westbourne (498)

Cricket results:

1st Claydon; 2nd Sproughton; 3rd Henley; 4th Bramford; 5th Somersham

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