Newport Women's Team Win SW Premier League
Newport Cricket Club’s Women’s Cricketers will aim to become UK Women's Champions this weekend, when they play in the ECB Women’s UK Club Play Off Finals. Having won the ECB Women’s South & West Premier League, with a fine win in their league decider against Plympton in final of the season, Newport head to Kibworth in Leicestershire where they will face stiff competition from some of the best Women cricketers in the Country.
The Newport Women's team will travel to the ECB Club Finals in buoyant mood. The Finals will be held over 2 days at Kibworth Cricket Club (Leicester), with Newport competing against the 3 other ECB Premier League Champions. ECB North Premier League Winners New Farnley (Leeds), ECB South League Winners Bath and ECB Midland Premier League Winners JG Meakin. The format will be 45 over matches playing a semi final on Saturday, Sept. 19th with the Winners and Losers Finals being held on Sunday, Sept 20th.
Semi Final Draw
Newport v JG Meakin
Bath v New Farnley
Head Coach Mike Knight said, ‘The Women & Girls Cricket section has again enjoyed tremendous success this season and for the Senior Women's Team to reach the ECB National Finals is a huge achievement. We won the competition in 2013, but know that there are some tough teams to beat in this year's finals'
Captain of the Newport Women’s team is Lauren Parfitt, who has done an excellent job in moulding a young team together said, ‘2015 was a great season for the team, so to win the League and to reach the ECB Club Finals is a fantastic achievement. It’s a young team, but the girls are all really good players, with some having fantastic cricket futures in front of them’
Women and Girls cricket is developing rapidly at Newport, with over 60 girls attending weekly coaching sessions, with new players joining the ever expanding Women & Girls Cricket Section every week. Knight enthused, 'The women's game is developing at a rapid pace, and with the game becoming professional, it will be a great stage for the younger girls in the squad to showcase their talents. Many of the England Women's team will be taking part in the Finals, so it will be interesting to see how we compare to some of the game's top talent. To play against some of the icons in the Women’s game will be a great experience for our young team’.
Good Luck Girls!