This season, the 125th anniversary of Twyford Cricket Club, saw the beginning of a ladies cricket team through the HCB/ECB W10 initiative. With 20 registered players, most of who had never held a cricket bat before let alone bowled, the weekly training sessions were a lot of fun…. and with a win at the end of the season, obviously worthwhile 🙂
The W10 initiative is in its third year in Hampshire and has now increased to 17 teams. Twyford W10 participated in the festival at IBM Hursley and went through to the plate where they came third, being beaten by some great opposition. The festivals were a lot of fun with great comradery within the Twyford team and between all the teams competing. Each match we learned more about the game as individuals and as a team.
Our next match was at the ‘softball’ cricket festival at the Southampton Mela organised by HCB. With Twyford W10 being a (wo)man down to our competitors our first match was against Fair Oak, who we’d lost to in the plate match at the previous festival. This time, Twyford were the victors, continuing their winning run to beat all the other teams participating to be named the festival winners. Closing our season from being absolute beginners in May… to winners in July and ready and waiting for W10 to start again in 2018!
After Englands’ women won the ICC World Cup, for those considering girls’/women’s cricket, I can promise you that there has been no better time. The time is now.
For more information about Twyford W10, please contact Kate Bittles (email@example.com)