Effingham Ladies v Westcott Ladies
On another sweltering evening last Thursday, 26 July, Effingham Ladies played their first ever cricket match. It was a home game and the opposition were Westcott Ladies playing their 6th match since formation in 2016. Despite being the hottest day of the year, the ladies arrived early to “warm up” in the nets with the 20 over “Pairs” match starting promptly at 6.30 p.m.
As Westcott only had 8 players to Effingham’s 13, Charlotte and Pat K nobly offered to play for the opposition. Westcott went into bat first and made 111 runs, 2 x 5 runs having been deducted for their loss of 2 wickets. After a swift break, Effingham Ladies commenced the run chase. With deft batting, including 12 boundaries and some quick singles, Effingham came in with a net winning score of 147 runs following the loss of only 1 wicket. The players displayed great team work and enthusiasm and thoroughly deserved the win; it is also fair to say that the Effingham bowlers exercised the umpires’ outstretched arms slightly less than those of Westcott. The bowling action of Katherine Risby, the youngest Effingham player, showed great promise.
Westcott provided an equally enthusiastic and friendly first opponents and, following the game, were quick to offer a return match at their ground.
A few glasses of celebratory Prosecco on the veranda rounded off a very enjoyable evening for all.
LOOKING FORWARD: Ladies practice will resume next Wednesday 1st August from 6.30 -8pm and will continue throughout the rest of the summer on Wednesday’s at the same time.Do come along and join us. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t played before – just come and give it a go.
Carly is going to check out some team tops for us so watch this space.
We are still looking for players for the local Softball festival – see details below. We don’t have to have a full team as they will make up numbers from other clubs.
Softball Festivals Return for 2018
Eight festivals are to be run over the summer.
After running successful events in 2017, the Surrey Cricket Foundation are excited to offer Women’s Softball Festivals at multiple venues across Surrey in 2018.
A twist on pairs cricket featuring a windball, the games are quick and fun – enabling women to meet new people, socialise with friends and enjoy a glass or two in a relaxed environment.
By making the games shorter with smaller boundaries, lots of runs, music blaring and prosecco and food on offer, we hope to create an atmosphere in which ladies enjoy playing cricket and become interested in the various formats we have on offer!
The sessions are open to those aged 15+ (prosecco will only be offered to those 18+) and are free to attend. You can book as an individual or a team by clicking the club name below.
|Shepperton CC||27th July||16:00 – 20:00|
|Godalming CC||5th August||12:00 – 17:00|
|Chertsey CC||12th August||12:00 – 17:00|
|Cranleigh CC||19th August||13:00 – 18:00|
|Newdigate CC||26th August||11:00 – 16:00|
Please email Pat Fewson on email@example.com if you are interested giving your availability. Come on girls – it will be a lot of fun.
Thanks to everyone for making this happen. The girls for coming along and giving it a go and also Paul, Martin and Lionel who have helped out with the coaching, umpiring and scoring.
So Ladies Cricket at Effingham is on the map!
Pat & Charlotte
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