Old Buckenham Ladies Complete the Clean Sweep!

Old Buckenham Ladies Complete the Clean Sweep!

Shell Women’s Indoor League Report 2017

Old Buckenham Ladies Complete the Clean Sweep!

The Women’s indoor league saw a new name appear on the trophy after its 3rd successful season. Old Buckenham ladies completed the clean sweep of 6 matches in the final round of games on Sunday 19th March. The 10-week competition played at Long Stratton Leisure Centre saw 7 Ladies teams battle it out for the Shell Women’s Indoor league Trophy. The competition saw a new structure in 2017, with all 7 teams playing in one league at one venue. This new format gave the opportunity to play against new teams and experience a new challenge. A round-robin league format was used to determine a final league position.

The following teams all took part in the 2017 competition. Old Buckenham, Swardeston, Brooke, Great Melton, Garboldisham, Winterton and Topcroft. The format that has been very popular and well received amongst the ladies, allows games to be completed in just over an hour making a fun, fast and enjoyable experience for players and spectators. Garboldisham took the early lead in the competition and remained in the prime position until week 6, where Old Buckenham managed to catch and overtake them. The remaining 5 teams battled it out very closely over the 10 weeks with multiple table changes. This provided some entertaining cricket.

The final placing’s are as follows: 1st Old Buckenham (89 Points), 2nd Swardeston (78 Points), 3rd Topcroft (57 Points), 4th Garboldisham (51 Points), 5th Brooke (49 Points), 6th Gt Melton (26 Points) and 7th Winterton (17 Points). The final week was still all to play for with Swardeston in a position to take the title. Although winning their final match against a strong Garboldisham, they had too much to do and could not catch Old Buckenham who also won their final match against Winterton.

The 2017 tournament saw a total of 64 players take part across 7 teams, a significant increase on 2016. It is also great to see so many youngsters involved in the ladies Teams. The matches are always played in great spirit with a thoroughly enjoyable atmosphere, but the competitive element is still fully present. We would like to thank all participating teams for creating this wonderful environment. The Norfolk Cricket Board would like to thank Shell for their first year of sponsorship of the competition and would also like to thank all the 7 teams for taking part in the competition. Jason Reynolds (Competition Organiser) said “We are really happy with how the competition has run in 2017. The feedback is great and we are really happy to be offering something the Women want. It’s also great to see so many new women to the game, which can only help the Women’s cricket. We hope to continue this growth in 2018.”

Any teams who may be interested in entering the competition during the 2018 season should get in touch with Jason Reynolds (Competition Organiser)

Jason Reynolds (NCB Community Coach & Indoor League Coordinator)
Email: jason.reynolds@norfolkcricket.co.uk

pdf Shell Women's Indoor League Report 2017 .pdf

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