As the old adage says ‘the cream always rises to the top’ and that is exactly what happened last Tuesday 22nd May, when the Lapta Lasses met the Girne Girlies in the Creditwest Ladies Cricket League match at Pia Bella.
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When last Saturday’s 9th December final of the Creditwest Ladies Cricket League match at the Pia Bella Stadium started, all the teams were still in the hunt for the title. 90 minutes later, the cream had risen to the top, as the pre-match favourites Doğanköy Dollies dominated proceedings.
Whilst Spain has its Barcelona and Real Madrid, the Creditwest Ladies Cricket League has the Girne Girlies and Lapta Lasses. A rivalry that has its roots far deeper than those of the Iberian Peninsula. In fact, at least as far back as 323 BC when Lapithos (Lapta) invaded what is now known as Girne.