Women come out to play

Big-hitting Danni Mete, from the victorious Pino Balls team, slams another boundary. Photo: Peter Jones.

Sixty five enthusiastic women cricketers took part in Sunday’s Churchill Private Hospital Women’s Cricket Festival Day.

Ten teams, some with large numbers of vocal supporters, enjoying the perfect weather as they played a number of six-aside matches. Players batted in pairs, facing two overs each, then all had a chance to bowl an over.

Marlborough Cricket Association general manager Ed Gilhooly said, “We received plenty of positive feedback and judging by the noise around the park it was clear everyone was having a great time”.

Team Pino Balls were the competition winners with Courtney Bowen being adjudged player of the day, her team mate Danni Mete claiming the award for biggest hitter and Kerryn Wood taking out the prize for best catch.

Some of the responses on social media summed up a popular event.

“So much fun….anyone keen for a social game or indoor cricket?

“So much fun today and on Tuesdays. I’ll really miss playing!”

“Loved it! Thanks for roping me in”

The festival will certainly be returning next summer, added Gilhooly.

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