2019 TWO COUNTIES CHALLENGE CHAMPIONS
A look ahead to the 2020 Season
Mildenhall Ladies enter their thirteenth season in 2020 for senior cricket following their success becoming TCLC Champions during the 2019 season. This season will also be the dawning of a new era with a second ladies team joining the regional T20 league for the first time.
During the 2019 season, the ladies XI competed in the TCLC league in which they became Champions for the first time, taking the league decider to the final match played at Wamil Way. They also competed in the Vitality T20 National competition for the second season, playing against new and old teams across the region. A number of the ladies have also competed in men’s senior cricket for the first time this season.
Sophie Hughes continued her development of senior ladies cricket with both bat and ball, earning herself the ladies most improved player of the 2019 season. She was accompanied in this progression by Jasmine Westley and Niamh Harris who have become key members of the ladies squad. The ladies contain a number of youth county representatives for their respective age groups in Emily Daltrey, Jasmine Westley, Jasmine Thomas & Sophie Hughes.
We continue to have a strong representation in the youth section led by “The Doctor” Brian Rayner who is keen to get as many girls involved in playing cricket as possible. The generation of the ladies 2nd team T20 will aid giving these youngsters a taste of senior cricket at an introductory level for senior ladies cricket.
The 2019 season brought a number of achievements for many. Our top run contributions came across the team from the likes of Helen Atkinson (as always!), Pippa Palmer, Emily Daltrey, Jasmine Westley, Sophie Hughes & Hannah Gordon with a number of big sixes gracing the ground at Wamil Way. Key contributions of wicket-taking came from Helen Atkinson (again – can you see why she is still the ladies POTY!), Kayleigh Thurston, Fliss Cleverley, Megan Arnold, Jasmine Westley & Sophie Hughes amongst others.
Mildenhall Ladies are looking to increase their player base and squad numbers in their ever-growing family of ladies cricketers. This is welcome to all abilities and ages, even if you have never picked up a cricket bat or ball before! A number of our players, such as Jasmine Thomas and Rebecca Meekings, will continue their progression through the youth and senior cricket with the full support and backing of the senior players and coaches of the team. Now the ladies have achieved the title of league champion, they will be looking to continue their success with a title battle for the first EAPL ladies league. On top of this, we will be looking to successfully start up and run a second side within the T20 regional league designed to give all players a go and have some fun!
Mildenhall Ladies have been netting for a number of weeks already, with some players also attending men’s nets and their respective county nets also in preparation for the season. We would like to see some more ladies and girls increasing our squad numbers, but also our growing social presence at club events as a whole. Who run the world – girls!
The ladies net sessions take place at Wamil Way on Tuesday evening from 6pm-8pm during Summer and at the Dome 8-9.30pm during Winter.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR NEW PLAYERS
If you are interested in joining Mildenhall Ladies please contact:
Kayleigh Thurston, Captain & T20 Team Manager
(email@example.com, @KayleighF_92 or 07551 212526)
Lou Handy, EAPL Team Manager
(firstname.lastname@example.org, @louh44 or 07866 419186)