Over the course of 5 weeks, 5 teams from Leicestershire have taken part in the 2012 Women’s Indoor League.

Bowden, Ibstock, Loughborough Uni, Lutterworth and Sileby Ladies took part in the 6-a-side competition which was developed to provide more regular opportunities for these teams and their players. Some of these teams are not currently part of a league or are starting to develop their Women’s teams and so this league gave them an opportunity to involve players who may otherwise not get a chance to play matches.

Emma Taylor (Ibstock CC Captain) said “we’ve gained so much from the opportunity to play more games and feel this has given us lot’s to work on and look forward to in the upcoming season”

Teams played each other once in this round-robin league which was played at Brockington College, Enderby. Throughout the league, games were played in the right spirit with the players encouraging and supporting team mates and opposition no matter their level of experience.

Lucy Hobbs (Women’s and Girls’ Coordinator at Bowden CC) said “The atmosphere was excellent last night – a good note to end on with everyone playing in the spirit of the game”

A retirement score of 25 or more was reached on 23 occasions during the 10 games played in the league. The performances of the teams improved throughout which is noticeable from the 7 players who managed to pass this score in the final week of the competition.  Michella Walker, Sarah Rathbone, Amanda Baines, Jodie Masser , Sue Day, Naomi Fraser and Suzie Watson all managed to reach retirement with the latter two reaching 40 runs in their final innings’ of this years competition.

The scoresheets for all the games can be found on our Women’s League page.

For the Bowden CC match reports please visit; http://bowdencc.hitssports.com/fixtures/default.aspx

Congratulations must go to Lutterworth who managed to win all of their games and finish top of the league.

For the results table and scores, check out the document below;

Women’s Indoor Table & Results 2012

Bowden, Ibstock, Loughborough Uni and Sileby now have the Mid-Week evening league to look forward to starting on 3rd May. For more information about this league please visits our Women’s League Page