LCB County Kwik Cricket Finals Days
ECB Kwik Cricket aims to provide children of
all levels of ability and experience with an opportunity to regularly
participate in a fun, introduction to cricket and to encourage fair play by all.
The format is suitable for all ages but is mostly suitable for players under the
age of 11, but the main Kwik Cricket Competition is open to State Primary and Middle Schools
throughout England and Wales. The Competition is open to Independent Schools at
the discretion of the County Cricket Board. There are school competitions for
Year 6, Girls, Year 5 or Year 4.
Each year local authorities run their borough schools competitions with winners
of those qualifying for the county finals. Schools that win our county final go
on to represent Lancashire at regional / national competitions.
This year group are holding a series of
events, on Merseyside and in West Lancashire in July, as follows:-
► Girls Kwik Cricket County Finals Day,
on Tuesday, 4 July 2017.
► Year 6 Kwik Cricket County Finals Day, on Thursday, 6 July 2017.
► Year 5 Mixed Kwik Cricket County Finals Day, on Tuesday, 11 July 2017.
► Year 4 Mixed Kwik Cricket County Finals Day, on Thursday, 13 July 2017.
For further information about ECB Kwik Cricket
and these events click on
Hunger hinders teen learning
A shocking new study has revealed 82%
of teachers in Britain see teens arriving for school hungry every day.
Worryingly nearly 4 in 10 teachers, surveyed by Kellogg's, believed one reason
children in their class were hungry was due to their parents being unable to
afford food for breakfast.
Nearly ½ of the 500 UK secondary teachers' surveyed claimed kids aged 11 to
16 failed to understand why they need breakfast to help them learn.
The study also found teachers battling with hungry teenagers in the classroom
were often left dealing with kids unable to concentrate (73%), an increase in
misbehaviour (28%) or grumpiness from class members (34%) in the mornings.
When asked how many minutes of learning the average hungry teen loses a day,
teachers estimated a shocking 51 minutes, that's approximately 10 hours and 20
minutes, if they go to school with an empty tummy once a week for a whole school
More than 1 in 10 teachers believed this could have a long term impact on kids'
GCSE results, with 20% believing 1 child's hunger could disrupt the
learning of others in the class.
A further study by Kellogg's found nearly ½ of the 1,000 children surveyed
had attended a Breakfast Club in Primary School, but only a 5th go to a
morning school club to get something to eat before class at High School.
School Breakfast Clubs ensure children get something to eat before starting the
school day so they can perform at their best.
Head of research at The Children's Food Trust, Jo Nicholas, supports more
healthy breakfast provision, said:- "Secondary education sees our young
people maturing into adulthood, going through stressful exams and often choosing
a life career path. All these things are hard to do when you are hungry and
teens are often the forgotten age group when it comes to hunger. The survey
results would indicate that a Breakfast Club for young people in secondary
education, particularly those who need it most, would still be a wise
investment. Like all other school food provision, breakfasts need to be healthy
as what children eat now determines their future health."
Breakfast Clubs have been shown to improve attendance, concentration and
learning in children.
The research also revealed that around 1 in 10 children feel too ashamed to eat
in front of their friends, potentially putting them off attending a Breakfast
Club before school.
UK managing director for Kellogg's, Dave Lawlor, said:-
"Kellogg's has been supporting Breakfast Clubs in schools for 19 years providing
funding, cereal donations and training to a network of 3,000 Breakfast Clubs
across the UK. We would encourage our stakeholders to look at ways we can
increase Breakfast Club support to help boost the provision from Primary School
to Secondary School."
Shocking attack in a
McDonalds restaurant in Bootle
Police are asking for witnesses following a disturbance at a fast food
restaurant in Bootle, on Monday, 26 June 2017 to come forward.
Officers were called to reports of 5 men having fled the McDonalds restaurant
following a fight shortly before 6.30pm. It is believed that 3 men, 1 armed with
a metal bar, had entered the restaurant and then started to attack 2 other men,
within the restaurant.
All 5 men then left the restaurant, with the three attackers seen getting into a
dark coloured car which was driven off along Stanley Road, towards Liverpool
It is believed that there were a number of other customers in McDonalds at the
time of the incident and Officers are appealing to anyone who was in the
restaurant and who may have information which could help them with their
inquiries to call them.
Officers are carrying out inquiries locally and will also be looking at CCTV in
a bid to identify those involved.
1 of the men is described as white, aged mid to late 20's, of slim build with
dark shoulder length curly hair and facial hair. He was wearing a blue T-shirt,
which was later removed, dark coloured shorts and dark footwear.
The 2nd man was white, also aged mid to late 20's, of slim build with short fair
hair and facial hair. He was wearing a black T-shirt, black shorts and dark
The 3rd man is described as a white man, aged mid to late 20's, of medium build
with short dark receding hair. He was wearing a red T-shirt, black shorts and
Detectives are also keen to speak to anyone who may have any footage of the
fight on their mobile phones to get in touch.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Constable Dave Rutherford
on:- 0151 777 3035, or the Crimestoppers line anonymously, on:- 0800 555 111.
Police in Southport are
asking for owner of a watch to come forward
MERSEYSIDE Police, in Southport, are
inviting a woman who lost a Jaeger watch, worth £5,000, to come in to the Town's
Police Station to pick it up. We are told that on Saturday, 3 June 2017, a woman
called in to Southport Police Station to ask whether the watch had been handed
in. She had a picture of the watch and other details. Officers checked the safe,
but at that stage, they had no record of it. The owner did not leave her contact
details. A member of the public later found the watch, on Lord Street and
brought it in to the Police Station. Sergeant Andy Dentith from Southport Police
said:- "We're satisfied that the lady who came in to the Police Station,
on 3 June 2017, is the owner of the watch, because she had pictures of it and
gave us a full description. So, if the owner wants to come and see us, we'd be
happy to reunite the lady with her watch."
Graffiti on shop windows in
MERSEYSIDE Police are asking people to
keep an eye out after local shop widows where tagged with foul and sometime
abusive graffiti over last few weeks. The tags appear to be done over
night and the latest run to take place was on Lord Street, with offensive
pictures and words like "paedophiles" often missed spelt,
appearing on windows. If you see anyone doing this please let Police know
by calling:- 101.
Merseyside Police have more
success disrupting crime
MERSEYSIDE Police have recovered a
stolen motorbike from flats in the Walton area of Liverpool as part of the
force's ongoing initiative to disrupt criminal activity. The high powered
motorbike, a 1000cc Triumph Speed Triple vrm, was stolen from a Liverpool Hotel,
in May 2017. It was seized as part of Merseyside Police's ongoing activity to
disrupt gun, drugs, road traffic and warrant offences.
Merseyside Police is teaming up with residents and partners to take positive
action and make a real difference in local communities. As part of the ongoing
disruption activity, following a number of firearms discharges, Officers have
been out and about in various parts of Liverpool speaking to the public about
their concerns and giving a reassuring high visibility presence.
Chief Inspector Gary O'Rourke said:- "There's strong evidence that
motorbikes like this are stolen to use in more serious criminal activity. By
recovering this motorbike, we have disrupted their plans and prevented a serious
crime from being committed. For us, keeping our communities safe is vital. We
rely on your support to assist us in making sure our communities are pleasant
places to live and work. We will continue to take positive action to disrupt
criminal activity. I would strongly urge all our communities to talk to our
officers and help us by providing us with information about criminals in their
community. We've had some great successes so far, but we can't do it on our own.
In my experience, the overwhelming majority of people want to see criminals
removed from our communities and, if we work together, I believe we can continue
to disrupt and tackle crime."
In the latest operations to disrupt offenders, on Thursday, 29 June 2017,
officers from the Matrix Unit stopped a vehicle on Maud Street, Toxteth and
attended a disturbance on Warwick Street. A number of men were arrested and
significant intelligence on criminal activity was gathered and is now being
Earlier this week, a number of intelligence based arrests were made in the
Sefton area. 5 people were arrested in connection with a range of offences
including possession of cannabis and driving while under the influence of drugs.
Chief Inspector O'Rourke added:- "We are aware that some people are
finding our tactics frustrating but we make no apology for doing everything we
can to prevent gun and other crime. There are unfortunately some offenders in
the community who have no regard for the law and other people's safety and we'll
continue to target them and disrupt their criminal activity."