MILDENHALL CRICKET CLUB LADIES
MCC Ladies –
Ladies enter their twelfth season in 2019.
Whilst there are still some players from the original team, this season
may see a changing of the guard to some degree as a crop of younger players
start to make their way through the ranks.
In the 2018
season Mildenhall entered a team in the Under-13 girls T-20 tournament,
convincingly winning their opening game only to be denied by a scheduling issue
from progressing further. This season we
are entering a team in the Under-15 girls T-20 tournament and hope to make an
Last season saw
the emergence of Emily Daltrey, Jasmine Westley and Sophie Hughes in the senior
ladies team in the Two Counties Challenge.
They all played a prominent role in the games they played and are
expected to increase their input in the 2019 season. All 3 represent their Counties in their
There are a
number of other girls who have been netting with the senior ladies who will
hope to play a number of games. The
added bonus for them is that they can also play “2 years down” in youth cricket
and Youth Supremo Brian Rayner is keen to get as many girls involved as
not many Mildenhall Ladies have represented Suffolk ladies. However, this season that trend has been
reversed. Fliss Cleverley flirted with life in Australia but is now back and
being one of the regions most productive all-rounders over recent seasons is
back in the Suffolk side. Hannah Gordon
returned to playing cricket seriously in the 2018 season – after a number of
seasons only making the odd appearance – and consequently was called up by
Suffolk. Finally, Kim Hancock has shown
that if you work on your game hard enough you can improve your skills
sufficiently to be recognized. By her
own admission Kim will tell you she was a novice when she joined MCC in the
2014 season but she is now in the Suffolk T20 squad.
With many more
established senior players, Mildenhall Ladies will be looking – yet again – to
go one better in the Two Counties Ladies Challenge. They now have the unenviable record of having
finished runner-up in the last 3 seasons, beaten by Easton and then by Woolpit
in the last two seasons. The likes of
Pippa Palmer and Megan Arnold will continue their progression and have been
involved in the vast majority of the prior 11 seasons so will be very keen to
go one better. Wicket-keeper Tori
Leyshon showed tremendous improvement last season and during the winter has
continued the upward trend. Angela
Jiggings and Lucy Fraser add some “youthful experience” to the team.
will also be entering the Vitality National T20 tournament this season. Last season was the inaugural year and the
ladies thoroughly enjoyed playing new teams and visiting new grounds as they
made their way to the Regional Semi-Final against Chelmsford. No-one who was at the ground for that game
will forget Helen Atkinson’s unbeaten 117 as MCC fell 7 short on 197 chasing
204. Mildenhall play Melton in the first
round this season and will be keen to re-live last season’s exploits and hope
to see Helen at her destructive best.
Over the winter
the ladies have been avidly attending the indoor nets. 16 weeks is a long time to net but the ladies
keep coming. It has helped to strengthen
the bonds with Bardwell Ladies, who also attend the sessions. The improvement in the skills over the
sessions has been visible and hopefully will translate into good performances.
Ladies are always looking to recruit players.
Whilst we have a good nucleus and numbers are increasing, there is
always room for more. We also play a
number of friendlies so there is always the opportunity to get some cricket
regardless of whether you are a novice or established player looking to play
some more cricket.
The ladies net
sessions take place at Wamil Way on Tuesday evening from 6pm-8pm.
If you are
interested in joining Mldenhall Ladies please contact:
Thurston, captain (email@example.com, @KayleighF_92 or 07551 212526)
Lou Handy, team
@louh44 or 07866 419186)