Hocking Primary School girls are cricket state champions

Hocking Primary School’s girls’ cricket team has been crowned state champions.
Hocking Primary School’s girls’ cricket team has been crowned state champions.

HOCKING Primary School’s girls’ cricket team has bowled over its competition to be crowned state champions.

Physical education teacher Graham Jones said the road to the finals included winning the Northern Districts Blast School Cup, which qualified them for the regional finals where 70 teams and more than 700 students competed.

“The girls won their pool and played off against eight other winning teams at the WACA for the state championship,” he said.

“The played off against Leda Primary School in the final winning by 180 to 92 to be crowned state champions.”

He said there were more than 17,000 participants in the Blast School Cup “so to make the finals was a huge accomplishment”.

“The team has been invited to attend the Boxing Day Big Bash game at Optus Stadium where they will be taken out onto the ground minutes before the first ball of an innings to be presented with a New Era cap by one of the Perth Scorchers players,” Mr Jones said.

“This current group of Year 6 girls has excelled in sport this year, winning interschool competitions in football, netball, athletics and handball and coming third in the Champion School Basketball state finals recently.”