Suffolk training hard for women's game
SUFFOLK women's team take on Hertfordshire in the ECB County Challenge Cup on Sunday at Clay Hall, home of Ipswich CC, start 11am. Admission is free.The squad have been training for several weeks at Woolpit CC and draw from teams which play in the Two Counties Ladies Challenge, namely Woolpit CC, Woodbridge & OW CC, Sudbury CC, Battisford CC, Ipswich CC and Easton CC.
SUFFOLK women's team take on Hertfordshire in the ECB County Challenge Cup on Sunday at Clay Hall, home of Ipswich CC, start 11am. Admission is free.
The squad have been training for several weeks at Woolpit CC and draw from teams which play in the Two Counties Ladies Challenge, namely Woolpit CC, Woodbridge & OW CC, Sudbury CC, Battisford CC, Ipswich CC and Easton CC.
The team are coached by Martin Eeles who is qualified to ECB Level III.
For the first time in 2007, Suffolk are also running teams at U13 & U15 levels. The U15's, coached by Stewart Turner of Mildenhall CC, kick off their campaign away at Leicestershire (Kibworth CC) and will also play Warwickshire and Northants before an addtional match in Mid July.
The U13's, coached by Chris Daniel of Woolpit CC will be playing a number of friendly matches. They will play Essex, Herts, Kent and Cambs twice.
Both the U13 & U15 squads have received five indoor coaching sessions at Ipswich School and five outdoor sessions, again kindly hosted by Woolpit CC.
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Suffolk have made big strides in the last 12 months with development of the women's and girls' game, with a number of new clubs across the county starting new girls' sections.
The county have created the Suffolk Women & Girls Cricket Network which is responsible for planning the continued growth of cricket for women and girls in the county.
The next major club event will be an U13 club Kwik Cricket Tournament, being held at Copdock & Old Ipswichian CC on Sunday, June 17.
All clubs in Suffolk are invited to take part.