Welcome to the Sussex Cricket Foundation Schools Summer Blast! Brought to you in partnership with  the Sussex School Games, Active Sussex and Chance to Shine.
Thanks to the success of our Virtual Schools Cup in the winter just gone which saw 28 schools 2364 children taking part, we have decided to create another simple virtual cricket skills competition for primary schools in Sussex to get involved in this summer.
The competition opens on Monday 21st June and closes on Friday 16th July. All you have to do to  enter is complete the 3 x skills challenges that we have set for you (more details below) and send  in your scores using our online Scoring Form.
>> 1 - Rebound Catch - video to be inserted here <<
>> 2 - Bowl-a-Goal - video to be inserted here <<
>> 3 - Bat Taps - video to be inserted here <<
Based upon the school with the highest average score across the 3 challenges
Based upon the school with the highest % number of entries of children across the 3 challenges Based on school role size.
Based upon the school with the highest average score in the ‘Rebound Catch’ challenge
Based upon the school with the highest average score in the ‘Bowl-a-Goal’ challenge
Based upon the school with the highest average score in the ‘Bat Taps’ challenge
Based upon the School Games Area with the highest average score across the 3 challenges
As well as representing your school, you are also representing your School Games Area team. Your team is made up of schools in your local area, and you are competing against all of the other areas of Sussex.
Once the competition has closed for entries, the leaderboards will be published and the winners of each of these Leaderboards will be notified and receive a prize. To be confirmed by Sussex Cricket Foundation at a later date.
All schools that enter will receive a participation certificate and printable/social media medals for each child who takes part.
With each challenge, schools can earn points towards the overall leaderboards. Points are allocated as follows to all schools taking part in each challenge;
1st 28 points
2nd 26 points
3rd 24 points
4th 22 points
5th 20 points
6th 18 points
7th 16 points
8th 14 points
9th 12 points
10th 10 points
All other positions 5 points
We would love to see examples of your schools taking part in the challenges we’ve set for you. Please send in any videos or pictures to us via any of our social media channels. In particular on Twitter, mentioning @SussexCricketFd in the post or Sussex Cricket Foundation on Facebook.
Please also don’t forget to use the hashtag #SCFSchSummerBlast and tag @Chance2Shine in any posts related to the competition.
If your school are not on social media you can send in pictures and videos to us via our email - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you in advance for submitting your scores with honesty and integrity.
With the nature of a ‘virtual’ competition, it is difficult to ensure absolute consistency in the set-up and application of each challenge. We also understand that occasionally, typos can happen when submitting scores. We want to share with you the steps that we are taking to ensure a fair and honest competition.
1. Each time a participant/teacher completes the online entry form, they must review their submission before finalising. We hope that this step will help to avoid typos and other mistakes when submitting scores.
2. After reviewing their entry, each participant must agree to the Participation
Agreement statement, agreeing that their scores are true, honest and accurate.
3. To cater for misunderstandings and inconsistencies in the set-up and application of each challenge, a Generous Realistic Maximum has been calculated. Score submissions over the Generous Realistic Maximum will be reduced to the average score for that challenge for fairness.
4. Abnormalities in the data are fairly easy to spot, and where we suspect that a score submission may not be true, honest and accurate, we reserve the right to
remove the entrant from the competition.