Edinburgh University Win Indoor Tournament
Edinburgh University Women Win Third Indoor Tournament beating George Watson’s College in the final by 16 runs.
Nine teams from school and clubs had entered the latest women’s indoor tournament hosted at Dollar Academy on Sunday 22nd March. George Watson’s College and Edinburgh University both entered 2 teams in addition to teams from Stirling County, Galloway, Ayr, St. Boswells and Carlton. Castle Douglas High School were playing in their 3rd indoor tournament, having gained much experience from the first 2 they were after their first win, would they get it?
Teams were split into 2 groups, a round robin format in the group stages gave everyone 4 games with the top team in each group progressing to the final.
Group A was highly competitive with Watsonians, Edinburgh University 1 and Stirling County all vying for a spot in the final until the 2nd last group game. Edinburgh University 1 made sure of their spot in the final after overcoming a well-organised Watsonians team in a group deciding game.
Stirling County and Galloway proved to be strong opposition but couldn’t quite get the number of wins required to top the group. George Watson’s College 2 had some outstanding performances, not to mention a ‘cool as you like’ one handed catch against Edinburgh University 1, the experience after each game certainly helped them progress as the day went on.
Group B was certainly the noisier of the two groups! There was plenty of cheering and high fiving going on, exactly what these tournaments are known for. Players young and old, experienced or beginners playing together in an environment that allows players to enjoy yourself.
Castle Douglas High School (pictured) got their first win and came close in another couple of games to get further wins. The girls have come such a long way in a short time and should be immensely proud of what they have achieved.
Carlton, Edinburgh University 2, St Boswells, Ayr & George Watson’s 2 all had their sights on top spot to qualify for the final. There was the first ever tie when scores were level between Ayr and George Watson’s College 1!
The winner of Group B would be decided by the final group game, Carlton v George Watson’s College 1. George Watson’s College 1 would win the game and book their place in the final against the university girls.
The final was a close one with Edinburgh University winning by only 16 runs, the extra experience helped them get over the line. The university girls were certainly worthy winners, game after game they got over the line with everyone in their team of 6 doing something spectacular during the day.
The university girls had made it clear before the final that they were going to celebrate no matter what the result.
Thank you to Lea Tsui, Fraser Conn, Stuart Scott and Shelly McGhee for all their assistance with umpiring and scoring.