Sidmouth to launch a ladies senior cricket team

PUBLISHED: 13:56 23 January 2014 | UPDATED: 13:56 23 January 2014

Archant

Sidmouth Cricket Club already stands up amongst the leading lights on the Devon County scene and now there’s a move to offer cricket at Fortfield to a wider audience with the news of the formation of a senior ladies eleven at the club, writes Stephen Birley.

Serene Knowles and Fiona Wratten are the ladies behind the new team with the plan being to coach the lady cricketers at the same time the youth teams are put through their paces at Fortfield each Friday night.

Wratten, and Knowles both played for Kent Ladies and they are now living in the area and are keen to develop ladies cricket in the town. Warren, a left handed bat, has England caps to her name and will be the new team’s manager and head coach.

Knowles says: “We are looking for anyone interested in playing cricket whether experienced or having never played. We will happily cater for all needs. In the first instance it’s about getting numbers together to form a team and then we’ll get some friendlies in place for the coming season. Ideally eight plus is the target figure for matches and, if we find we have a team ready for it, the following year we will hopefully play league cricket.”

Matches will be played on Sundays and, with the coaching session run side by side with the clubs thriving colts section, it a chance for the whole family to get involved at Sidmouth CC!

There’s little doubt that if the drive and passion from new recruits matches that of the two ladies set to run this new initiative then ladies cricket will be thriving at Fortfield in next to no time!

The final word for now with Serena Knowles who says: “The new Women’s team will provide a pathway for the club’s girls. If you are looking to play senior level cricket look no further and if you have no experience and are keen to play the sport then come and join us and we’ll get you playing cricket!

For more information contact Serena Knowles on 07932 976260 or email her at serenaknowles@btinternet.com

Other Sport Stories

13:37

Ottery St Mary ladies were beaten 6-4 when they visited Budleigh Salterton for their latest Devon Women’s League outing.

Read more
13:25

Sidmouth Town boss Josh Stunell was left wondering what more his side had to do to secure three points when, not for the first time this term, the Vikings were cruelly denied even a share of the spoils when St Martins scored an added-time winner in the side’s South West Peninsula League Eastern Division meeting at Manstone Lane.

Read more
13:24

Sidmouth Warriors Under-12s made a winning start to their 2018 schedule with a 5-0 success against visiting West Exe Youth to move up to fourth in the Exeter and District Youth League Division One table.

Read more
13:01

The East Devon cup competition draws have been made. The competitions are traditionally run after the halfway stage of the Macron Devon and Exeter League campaign and the semi-finals and finals of all three – Morrison Bell, Grandisson and Golesworthy – are played at the Washbrook Meadow home of Ottery St Mary.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:10

Sidmouth Chiefs made St Ives work as hard as they have had to do in any match this season, before being edged out by a margin of just four points at 29-25, writes Terry O’Brien.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:31

Sidmouth Under-16s were 34-15 winners when they travelled to Tiverton for a Fishermen’s Cup Plate fixture.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:23

Taunton host the Bathwick Tyres this coming Saturday (January 20) when the card boasts almost £79k in prize money and includes one Class 2 and two Class 3 events with the first race due off at 12.30pm, writes Richard Walsh.

Read more
Tue, 16:42

Sidmouth Warriors Under-15s have been fortunate enough to net themselves a super new sponsorship.

Read more
Tue, 16:42

Tom Hayes has been crowned the Ottery St Mary ‘Player of the Month’ for December.

Read more
Mon, 16:18

Beer Albion and Seaton Town shared the Macron Devon and Exeter League Premier Division spoils in a six-goal thriller, writes Richard Honnor.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 8°C

min temp: 2°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life


Great British Life

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Sidmouth Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Show Job Lists


Local business directory

Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications