Ladies Cricket training prepares for the new league starting 1st May


Ladies Cricket training continued last Tuesday, with 9 enthusiastic women all having fun getting fit for when the new league starts on 1st May. 

There are 3 teams who compete in an informal league of 4-a-side soft ball cricket. Both the training and the games are at 4.30pm to 6pm on Tuesday afternoons at the Pia Bella Stadium.

Lynn Holman told us, most of the girls were either completely new to the game or they have played for just one season. She says it’s not about being a brilliant player, but rather having a run around as a great way of keeping fit.

Coach Phil Sandford added, to help the ladies get the most out of their games, we teach them batting, bowling and fielding. It’s rewarding, because they really try hard to get the idea. Working with Nigel Holman who coached at Surrey County Cricket for 20 years has helped me break the game down into its basics, which has been fascinating.

The Creditwest Spring Ladies Cricket League will see Doğanköy Dollies attempt to defend their title against Lapta Lasses and the Girne Girls. Lapta captain Gina Mapp says she is determined her team won’t make the same mistakes as last time and will lift the trophy come July. Whilst Lynn Holman says she’s confident her Girne side will improve with the addition of Sri Lankan Shirona Fernand, the first lady from the Sub-Continent to play cricket in the TRNC.

New players are very welcome, No experience or equipment is needed. Please call Lynn on 0542 8893680 or simply come to the 5-a-side pitches at the back of the Pia Bella football pitch any Tuesday at 4.30pm.

Left to Right:

Nigel Holman, Lynn Holman, Ann McLoughlin, Linda Hurley, Julie Birch,
Shiroma Pattiyage, Stef Routledge, Sarah Sandford, Phil Sandford