Date: 15th Dec 2017
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GIRLS CRICKET UNDERWAY IN THE CITY OF LIVERPOOL

Date: 10th October 2017

GIRLS CRICKET UNDERWAY IN THE CITY OF LIVERPOOL

Wavertree and Old Xaverians leading the way

On the evening of Monday 9th October a little bit of history was made at the King David High School Sports Hall when a team of primary and secondary school girls represented Wavertree CC in a competitive Indoor Cricket fixture against a recently formed team of girls from Old Xaverians CC. This was probably the first competitive inter club girls cricket game played between two clubs in the city.

Wavertree CC have been supporting the development of girl’s cricket in the city for several years under the guidance of their coach, and until recently the LCB's Community Coach in the city, Dave Goodall. The Summer of 2017 has seen an increase in both interest and participation increasing the number of girls affiliated with the Wavertree club to around 20 or more.

One problem in recent years has been finding soft ball fixtures or tournaments within reasonable travelling distance from the city, yet this has not dented the interest of the core players who have had to confine their competitive opportunities to the LCB's indoor and Outdoor 8-a-side tournaments where both King David HS and Liverpool College have progressed to the County Finals days at both U13's and U15's.

The girls at Wavertree now reflect a bigger catchment from other local primary and secondary schools, building on the strong King David foundations. These include Rudston Junior, Christ the King RC PS, St Ambrose RC PS, Sudley JS, Our Lady Bishop Eton, Carlton House, Garston C of E and Liverpool College Prep School whilst the secondary base, as well as King David HS includes Liverpool College, Belvedere and Archbishop Blanch.

The Old Xaverians team, coached by one of the parents, Paul Bate, has mainly recruited from St Hilda's, and has also attracted some of the girls from the recent successful girls KWIK cricket squads from St Christopher's RC PS.

 

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