Skipton Primary School’s girls have gone back-to-back in the Primary School state championship twenty20 competition.
Skipton PS defeated Glen Waverly Christian College by 124 runs in the final after winning through the group stage in reasonably comfortable fashion. The competition boasts about 2000 teams across Victoria, with Skipton advancing through local and regional stages.
The triumph is an outstanding effort given Skipton has a roughly 100 students, with just 13 grade six kids, a fraction of most of the teams it played through the finals.
This year’s team was made-up of four grade sixers and five grade fives, with five of the students playing in last year’s triumph, also against Glen Waverly.
Skipton Primary School’s Amelia Pollock was stoked with the girls’ effort.
Some schools in the championships have more grade sixers than we have in our whole school.Skipton Primary School's Amelia Pollock
“Some schools in the championships have more grade sixers than we have in our whole school,” Pollock said.
“The girls were pretty even throughout the day, it was a good team effort.”
In this format, each girl bowls one over and batting pairs spend two overs out in the middle.