Date: 24th Jun 2019
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BOOTLE TAKE INAUGURAL INDOOR WOMEN’S TITLE – COLWYN BAY GIRLS’ CHAMPIONS

Date: 29th March 2019

BOOTLE TAKE INAUGURAL INDOOR WOMEN’S TITLE – COLWYN BAY GIRLS’ CHAMPIONS

.....an exceptional Tournament!

A hugely successful first Liverpool Competition Women’s and Girls’ Tournament concluded on Sunday at Toxteth Firefit Hub, with 60 players from 7 clubs in 10 teams again putting on a fantastic display.

In the Women’s Competition, Firwood Bootle and Old Xavs faced off in the Final having shared top spot in the group, both winning 4 of their 5 games. Bootle’s attack was again decisive limiting Old Xavs to 218 and their batters confirming the win in the last over. Colwyn Bay took 3rd spot in the Third Place Play Off beating Wavertree by 2 runs in an exciting and close finish. This capped off a great day for Colwyn Bay who earlier had taken the Girls’ U15 title by beating Old Xavs - who were appearing in their second final of the day - by 26 runs. Wavertree took 3rd spot with victory over Hightown by 15 runs, in the 3rd Place Play Off.

Every one of the girls taking part received a medal, presented by the MCUA Umpires, and the Trophy was proudly held aloft by the Winners. At the conclusion of The Women’s Competition, the presentation was made by Jen Barden, Women & Girls Manager at Lancashire Cricket Foundation. As well as congratulating all the players who took part and the League for putting on the competition, Jen outlined how this links to wider W&G activities in the county. Again, all participants from the competing clubs: Bootle, Colwyn Bay, Liverpool, Old Xaverians, Southport & Birkdale and Wavertree received a medal and then it was left to Jackie Rose, Firwood Bootle’s captain to step forward and proudly receive the trophy.

There was again an exceptional batting performance from 15 year old Caitlin Swift, playing for both Old Xaverians Women’s and girls’ teams, who hit 11 sixes on Day 2. Going with her 5 on Day 1, she struck a total of 16 sixes across the Tournament!

Paul Bate, the League’s Women’s and Girls’ Cricket Officer, again reported the games were extremely competitive and produced some great cricket and dramatic finishes. “We could not have wished for a better first event. There is clear demand for women and Girls competitions within our League – this event was fully subscribed before Christmas. We are seeking to take all of this positivity and momentum into the forthcoming season.  I am pleased to report that discussions are well underway to put together an outdoor product for both adults and juniors, to capitalise on this demand and enthusiasm.”

 

For details on the forthcoming competition(s) please contact:

Paul Bate, (Women & Girls Cricket Officer) 07713 629673

ldccwgcricket@virginmedia.com

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