Women's indoor final in Leeds set for celebration
Yorkshire Cricket Foundation (YCF) is all set to host community finals in celebration of a ‘first of it’s kind’ women’s indoor cricket league this weekend.
The Foundation is hosting the indoor women’s cardio softball league finals evening in Leeds, this Sunday, 11 December.
Cardio Beeston (CB) will take on Cardio Harehills (CHH) in the first semi-final followed by the match between Hyde Park (CHP) and Dream Big Desi Women (DBDW).
The winners from each match will progress into the first ever final for the Leeds-based league which launched this year.
It is a huge stride and progression for the local women who started attending weekly Cardio Cricket sessions, run by YCF, a year ago.
I hope to see this develop over the years and encourage more women to join our cardio programmes and play cricket. – Sohail Raz, Diverse Communities Manager, Yorkshire Cricket Foundation.
Sohail Raz, Diverse Communities Manager for the YCF and the organiser of this league, said: “It’s great to see the women progress from our weekly Cardio Cricket sessions to the inaugural indoor women’s league that is fiercely competitive.
“I hope to see this develop over the years and encourage more women to join our cardio programmes and play cricket.
“The players gave it their all over the first two weeks of the league, and at no point did it seem as though they were participating in a league for the first time. Each team is equally strong and has a good mix of youth and experience.”
Below Akhil Adulla reports on how our Leeds teams made it to the finals evening and all the latest results from the league…
Teams: Cardio Beeston (CB), Cardio Harehills (CHH), Cardio Hyde Park (CHP), Dream Big Desi Women (DBDW), Ekta Eagles (EE), and UFCC are the six teams taking part in the first season.
The league is structured in a round-robin format with games played on Sundays from 5-8pm over the course of five weeks.
Match 13: Ekta Vs Hyde Park – Winners: Hyde Park
Hyde Park runs: 15 runs, Wickets: 10 | Ekta eagles: 11 runs, Wickets: 14
Player of the match (POM): Shazia
Match 14: Beeston vs DBSW – Winners: Cardio Beeston
DBDW runs: 1, Wickets: 5 | Beeston runs: 15, Wickets: 13
POM: Sameera Ali
Match 15: Harehills vs UFCC – Winners: Harehills
Harehills runs: 60, Wickets: 6 | UFCC runs: Minus 26, Wickets: 14
The YCF run a number of different indoor leagues supporting participants in the community.
To find out more and to get involved, please click on the link below: