LADIES’ CRICKET: Women wanted for Town’s new team

Back (from left) ' Stacey Slater, Sarah Barratt, Christina Dewing, Samantha Featherstone; front ' Granne Maxwell, Belinda Providence and Amy Bramma. Photo: SG220712-112TW
Back (from left) ' Stacey Slater, Sarah Barratt, Christina Dewing, Samantha Featherstone; front ' Granne Maxwell, Belinda Providence and Amy Bramma. Photo: SG220712-112TW

CALLING all ladies – Spalding Cricket Club want you to give the sport a try.

With four successful men’s teams and a thriving junior section doing Town proud this season, the club are bidding to get more women involved with their team.

Spalding Town ladies cricket team, Sp Grammar field.' Granne Maxwell'Photo:  SG220712-114TW www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto

Spalding Town ladies cricket team, Sp Grammar field.' Granne Maxwell'Photo: SG220712-114TW www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto

Spalding already have a group of close to ten girls who train at Spalding Grammar School every Sunday (10am-noon), but they are bidding to raise their profile.

Although the team aren’t currently in a league, they hope to be playing some competitive cricket next season.

Coach Tom Dale, who is also the men’s second team skipper, said: “They are an enthusiastic bunch and really want to get playing.

“We are hopeful that, if we can get enough to join, that the ladies will play a friendly against our under-13 academy side.”

Dale run the coaching sessions and is happy to welcome any players aged 14 and above, regardless of ability. Anybody interested can call him in 07738 172146. Visit www.spalding.play-cricket.com for more on Town.