Cosburn and Williamson Road students take part in series of cricket matches

Photo above, cricket players with Cosburn Middle School (white uniforms) and Williamson Road Public School (yellow uniforms) pose for a photo after playing an exhibition match recently at Pantry Park. Inset photo: Jack McLaren, at the wicket for Cosburn Middle School, scored 23 runs in a recent match against Williamson Road Public School at Pantry Park. Photos: Submitted.

A cricket showcase featuring players from Cosburn Middle School and Williamson Road Public School recently took place in the Beach.

The match was held last month to introduce both players and local sports fans to the game, said organizer Tim Stone of Cosburn Middle School.

The contest was more about having fun and learning about the game than the final score, but for the record Cosburn prevailed 58-40 on the strength of “good team bowling and fielding.”

Top scorer in the match was Cosburn’s Jack McLaren with 23 runs.

The players from both schools “loved it so much they want to play again,” said Stone.

After playing the first game, the two schools the competition to a three-match series.

The second game was won 70-68 by Williamson Road. The third game was won 66-64 by Cosburn.

In the third game, Cosburn’s Greyson Mowat was top scorer with a remarkable 53 runs.

With the success of this cricket showcase, it is hoped more East Toronto elementary schools will take up the sport next season.

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