Girls’ cricket coaches call for more youngsters to take up the sport

10:13 21 May 2014

North Devon District U13 girls

North Devon District U13 girls' cricket team

Archant

Bright young talents show the way for new recruits

THE manager and coach of North Devon District’s girls’ cricket teams are calling for more girls to get involved in the sport.

Over the last few weeks, the under 15s and U13s have taken on teams selected from East and West Devon.

Both games were high quality and well fought, with the U15s narrowly defeated by the West in their first game.

But they bounced back last week, scoring 110 to beat the East in windy conditions - and only losing two wickets in the process.

The U13s delivered similar results, with a disappointing defeat to the East following an excellent win over the West a week earlier.

Manager Jan Witheridge and Coach Mark Overton are delighted with the girls’ all round performance.

They have worked hard with the girls over the winter, and both age groups were slick and confident in the field.

Outstanding performances in the inter-district games came from Daisy Meadowcroft (North Devon CC Instow) who scored 63 not out for the U13s in their first match and took her wicket keeping gloves off against West U15 to take three for nine with the ball.

Lauren Bowden (Chulmleigh) also stood out, scoring 51 and 47 not out in her two innings.

Rose Ball (Bideford CC) continues to impress, taking 4/8 in four overs, plus a stunning catch and a run out all in one match.

Rose Ball and Daisy Meadowcroft travel to Loughborough next week for England Development coaching.

All of the girls currently play for their own clubs’ boys or men’s sides, and get their all ladies cricket from district and county representation as well as for the Tarka Girls and newly formed Tarka Ladies teams.

The Tarka Ladies have entered the Devon Ladies League for the first time and are training on Monday evenings at Instow by kind permission of North Devon CC, who have also sponsored the ladies team along with Slee Blackwell.

Any ladies interested in playing should search for ‘ND Tarka Ladies’ on Facebook.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other North Devon Gazette visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by North Devon Gazette staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique North Devon Gazette account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other Sport Stories

Wed, 16:04
Find yourself a good spot for the Bideford Fishing Festival this weekend...

Plus don’t miss Bideford Fishing Festival this weekend – all in the North Devon angling scene round up

Read more
Wed, 11:00
Ilfracombe's U14 crew (from left to right): Charlie Chamberlain, Kerry French, Amie Hannah, Joe Filer, Keegan Boudier, Devon Mannering, David Waters (Cox).  Photo: Dan Hutchinson.

The U14 crew was in action in Hayle on Sunday.

Read more
Wed, 09:13

This week’s Tolchards Devon Cricket League round-up

Read more
Tue, 16:00
Danny Jenkins scored two goals in Boca's win over Hartland. Picture: Rob Bates.

This week’s North Devon Gazette Football League round-up.

Read more
Tue, 14:41
Barnstaple Town manager Barry Yeo and assistant manager Karl Baggaley

Barnstaple will play Hereford FC on Saturday, with plenty of away support expected at Mill Road.

Read more
Saturday, August 20, 2016
Bideford v Bodmin Town. Picture: Matt Smart

The Robins drew 1-1 in the preliminary round of the competition, with the replay taking place on Wednesday.

Read more
Thursday, August 18, 2016
The Around Lundy Race has been called off this year. Pic: Tony Freeman

Organisers call it off as severe weather forecast

Read more
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Bideford Blues' Mens' Senior C Fours crew.

Bideford’s Reds and Blues were kept busy, with regattas at Appledore and Instow, as well as Paignton over the weekend.

Read more
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Matt Westaway notched a hat-trick against Bovey Tracey. Ref ndsp 28-16AW 2343. Picture: Alex walton.

The Instow side stretched to 105 run victory in the Tolchards Devon Premier.

Read more
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

This week’s Tolchards Devon Cricket League round-up.

Read more

Most Read Sport

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 22°C

min temp: 16°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications