On September 10, at Sandford CC, the Devon Girls' Cricket League and Devon Women's Softball League came to a competitive and sunny conclusion.
Early rain meant a delayed start, but by 10am the games were underway on a busy day of cricket.
All the details of the season's games and league finals can be found here.
All games were played in excellent competitive spirit and were a fitting end to the great season of women and girls' cricket that had gone before.
Congratulations to all the teams that made it to the finals and well done to the champions of each league.
During the afternoon picnic, we celebrated the playing achievements of both the girls' hardball leagues and the Devon Women's Cricket League.
Devon Women's Cricket League
This award is voted for by players from teams. It is awarded to the player who shows great sporting behaviours and playing achievements.
This award is given to a player under 18, who is nominated by other clubs for performance and sporting behaviours.
Once the playing awards were given, Neil Gamble from the Devon County Cricket Club awarded a signed Mooen Ali bat to the Devon Under 18 player who has been considered to be the player who has contributed most to the county team this season. This year the winner was Ellie Bishop.
Devon Cricket would like to thank everyone who made the day possible - players, managers, parents, volunteers and also to Sandford Cricket Club for hosting the event.
Many thanks to Phil Mallett, Sharon Grigg, Damian Price and Alex Presswell who umpired all day, as well as Ash Roots, R O'Connell, Anthony Cox, Paul Diamond, Paul Woodward and Jo Watson for scoring all the games.
|Officials in Action
"With the glorious weather, the beautiful setting and competitive cricket, we could not have asked for a better end to the season," said Ann-Marie Presswell. "Plans are already in place for the upcoming winter and the 2024 season. The growth of the women and girls' game is phenomenal and it makes me very proud to be involved in some small way."
If you would like to know more about the women and girls' cricket landscape in Devon, please contact Ann-Marie Presswell.