Tim Hart writes, “Tuesday the 15th of May saw Cambusdoon (Ayr CC) host the Ayrshire qualifying tournament in the Cricket Factory BIG Blast! The inaugural Ayrshire event saw 86 pupils, from five schools, come together to compete in an eleven-team competition. There was a round-robin phase, followed by one round of placement matches. In total, 30 modified format matches took place on a glorious summer day! The final saw the two group stage winners (who had both come through the group stage undefeated) compete to see who would go on to represent Ayrshire in next week’s west regional qualifying competition. It was a team from Belmont Academy who prevailed over a team from Kyle Academy – with the margin of victory being just 11 runs.
“Overall, the day was a great success – and special thanks must go to Ayr CC for hosting, to all staff and volunteers who helped on the day and to all 86 participants (from Belmont Academy, Kyle Academy, Marr College, Prestwick Academy and St. Matthew’s Academy) who contributed to a fantastic event.”