Lymington Ladies Purple Cobras win HCB W10 Festival
Last Sunday at Lymington Sports Ground the Lymington ladies Purple Cobras softball team hosted the W10 Ladies Festival against Hythe & Dibden, Emsworth and Gosport Borough Ladies teams. The Hampshire Cricket Board “W10 Softball Cricket Festival” is organised by HCB’s Mike Pollard and Emma Cowdrill. The format is 10 overs with a softball, plastic bats and stumps and a 30 yard boundary with 10 players in each team. Players must not have played hard ball cricket and must be over 13 years of age.
There were two pitches made out on the Sports Ground and on Pitch 1 Lymington Ladies Purple Cobra first match was against Hythe & Dibden Ladies coached by ex Lymington Colts coach Syd Shirazi and Lymington won. The second match was against Gosport Borough Ladies which Lymington Purple Cobras Ladies won and in the final match against Emsworth Ladies they also won so winning all 3 matches and finishing top of the table.
1st Lymington Ladies Purple Cobras
2nd Gosport Borough Ladies
3rd Hythe & Dibden Ladies
4th Emsworth Ladies
The first two teams qualify for the Hampshire Finals on Sunday 16th July at Portsmouth CC and the second two play in the Plate Finals on Sunday 9th July at Hythe & Dibden CC
The Lymington side is managed by Marilyn Freedman and coached by New Milton’s Charlotte Taylor of Hampshire Vipers and the team consisted of Sonia Carswell (capt), Sarah Keeton, Sally Tollerfield, Gemma Ashall, Lynn Barnes, Liza Walbanke, Bernie Clayton-Smith, Karen Dickie, Anoushka Freedman, Jane Reggio and Evelyn Loveless with Mary Jenks (injured).
The event was organised by Marilyn Freedman the Lymington Colts Co-ordinator and if any ladies are interested in playing training is on Monday nights at the Sports Ground or contact Marilyn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01590 678 163.
To view photos of the tournament, taken by Louise Flanagan of Breeze Photography, please click here.