Eden Lodge Primary is New Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket Festival Champion

From semi-finalists in 2014 to champions in 2015. Eden Lodge Primary School‘s Kiddy cricketers were overjoyed when they overcame Wesley Hall Primary School to win their first ever Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket Festival title on Monday at the Desmond Haynes Oval at Carlton Cricket Club.

Eden Lodge Primary's Raheem Holder (bat raised) is surrounded by his thrilled teammates after the team won the finals of the Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket Festival.

Eden Lodge Primary’s Raheem Holder (bat raised) is surrounded by his thrilled teammates after the team won the finals of the Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket Festival.

Both schools had moved one step up from being semi-finalists in last year’s tournament but it was Eden Lodge that went all the way in 2015. in an exciting encounter which came down to needing 7 runs off of the last over.

Kyron King made sure to secure the title which eluded his school last year by hitting a commanding six off of the first ball of the final over, to the elation of Eden Lodge’s supporters.

Eden Lodge’s improvement showed as their players also won several of the individual prizes with King winning Best Batsman and Jaden Holder winning Best Fielder. They also won Most Improved School.

Ecstatic Eden Lodge: The 2015 Kiddy Cricket Festival winners celebrate their win with Kiddy Cricket coordinator Adrian King and mascot Chirpy.

Ecstatic Eden Lodge: The 2015 Kiddy Cricket Festival winners celebrate their win with Kiddy Cricket coordinator Adrian King and mascot Chirpy.

Runners up Wesley Hall, who will have a shot at another cricketing title on Thursday in the Herman Griffith Primary Schools cricket tournament finals, won Most Disciplined Team.

Jaden Webster of St Cyprian’s Primary won Best Bowler, adding another prize to his collection which includes winning Best Fielder at the 2014 edition of the Festival as well as the Kiddy Cricket 15th anniversary grant winner this year. Talia Boyce of Sharon Primary won the prize for Most Improved Female.

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