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November 2010 News

Accies ladies victorious in Western Indoor Tournament - full report

Posted on Thursday 25th November 2010 by Neil Dowers

As promised, a little more detail on the Accies Ladies’ inaugural triumph at the weekend:

The Ladies faced Stirling County in their first match since Western Women merged with Glasgow Accies in November this year.  The skipper, Sweetman, won the toss, and invited her opponents to bat first.  Stirling were pegged back by two early wickets from Kay Hunter, who saw Sheridan caught by Sam Haggo, and Hutchinson cleaned up.  Hancock – later named batter of the tournament – pressed on and reached 25 in a fluid innings, which was cut short by an excellent run out.  Accies worked well as a unit and restricted Stirling to a below-par 79-4 in eight overs, Hunter finishing with 2-0-15-2.

Accies’ chase started brightly, racing to equal the Stirling total – with Lorna Jack retiring on 31* - before losing Hazel Telford for 22. Haggo and Laura Macdonald took Accies over the line without a further hiccup, Accies requiring only five of the allotted eight overs.

In game two, against Ayr, Sweetman won the toss and chose to give her team the full eight overs to bat; they did not disappoint.  Although Telford departed early, Jack and Haggo both retired with 30+, Macdonald contributed 15, and Sweetman herself added an unbeaten 14 to lift Accies to a mammoth 118-2 in the eight overs.

The total was always a bridge too far for Ayr, especially with Hunter on song again, clean bowling two opposing batsmen to finish with figures of 2-0-13-2.  Haggo also took two wickets, including Tester, who retired and then returned, reaching 46 before falling to an excellent catch by Hunter.  Tester’s efforts could not lift Ayr within 25 runs of the Accies total, and the ladies were able to watch Ayr play Stirling, safe in the knowledge that they would leave with the trophy.

In addition to a team victory, Hunter was awarded the bowler of the tournament award for her four wickets, which cost only seven runs apiece.  Jack was overlooked for the best batter, despite her unparalleled return of 62 runs without being dismissed over the two matches.

The ladies are training regularly over the winter, and are keen for new members.  If you would like more information, contact us.

Accies ladies make winning start

Posted on Monday 22nd November 2010 by Fraser Murray

Glasgow Accies' newly-formed ladies team came away victorious from its first ever tournament, beating Ayr and Stirling County to win the Cricket Scotland indoor sixes at Craigholm School in Glasgow.

The team, under the stewardship of veteran mens' cricket and hockey section member, Caroline Sweetman, is delighted to have marked its inception with such success.

The creation of a ladies team is a huge step forward for GACC, which closed the deal with the former Western Women and Girls Cricket Club to create the new section a couple of weeks ago. The club congratulates its new members on what it is sure will be the first of many achievements.

A more detailed report of the tournament and photos will follow in due course.

The ladies have indoor nets throughout the winter, and will then move to outdoor nets and fixtures from April onwards.  They are keen to recruit new members- if you would like more information, please get in touch by contacting us.