Grangemouth Indoor Tournament
The first ladies indoor competition of 2013 took place on Sunday 27th January at Grangemouth Sports Complex. Six teams from around Scotland entered the tournament, which comprised two groups of three teams.
Group A consisted of Glasgow Accies Ladies, Edinburgh Ladies and Galloway CC.
Group B was made up of teams from Stirling County, Edinburgh University and Dumfries CC.
Galloway finished top of Group A with victories over Glasgow Accies by 2 wickets, and Edinburgh Ladies by 55 runs. In the other Group A game, Glasgow Accies (61/1) beat Edinburgh Ladies by 21 runs with Glasgow Accies restricting Edinburgh Ladies to 40/3.
In Group B, Dumfries finished top of the pile after wins against Stirling County by 4 wickets, before following it up with 5 wicket win against Edinburgh University. In the remaining Group B match Stirling County (33/2) lost to Edinburgh University (49/1) by 16 runs.
Edinburgh University won by 4 wickets (37/1) in the 3rd/4th place play-off against Glasgow Accies (33 all out), while Stirling County (64/0) won against Edinburgh Ladies(28/4) by 36 runs in the 5th/6th place play-off.
In the final, Dumfries beat Galloway by 5 wickets at 42/0 against 41/2.
Kari Carswell, Cricket Scotland’s Women’s Cricket Manager, commented, “Firstly, congratulations to Dumfries for winning all their games, and to all the teams who came along to play in the tournament. Indoor cricket is a fantastic format and development of the women’s game in Scotland.
The feedback we have had is that the teams are enjoying these tournaments, and learning more about the game with every match they play. We have two further tournaments scheduled before the start of the outdoor season, one at Craigholme School in Glasgow on the 3rd March, and then one on the 7th April at the National Cricket Academy”.
Cricket Scotland acknowledges all the club volunteers and Lea Tsui who ensured that the day ran smoothly. Also thanks to Hugh Farries of Dumfries CC for the photos.
Order of play for the Indoor Tournament
GALS v Edinburgh Ladies
GALS 61/1 (A Hussein 31no)beat Edinburgh Ladies 40/3 (A Mahmood 1 for 1)by 21 runs
Stirling County v Edinburgh University
Edin Uni 49/1 (R Oliver 20no, Morven R 1 for 6) beat Stirling County 33/2 by 16 runs
Galloway v GALS
GALS 48/2 (A Hussein 30no, M Hughes 2 for 5) lost to Galloway 51/3 (K Hunter 1 for 5) by 2 wickets
Dumfries v Edinburgh University
Edin Uni 41/1 (K McGill 21no, H Blair 20no, R Howard 1 for 3) lost to Dumfries 43/0 K Strachan 18no, R Ryan 21no) by 5 wickets
Edinburgh Ladies v Galloway
Galloway 86/0 (G Ramsay 22no, N Line 17no) beat Edinburgh Ladies 31ao (K Hamblin 1 for 3)by 55 runs
Stirling County v Dumfries
Stirling County 32/3 (R Ryan 1 for 5) lost to Dumfries 33/1 (K Strachan 15) by 4 wickets
GALS 4 pts
Edin Ladies 0 pts
Dumfries 8 pts
Edin Uni 4 pts
Stirling County 0pts
3rd place v 3rd place
Stirling County 64/0 (Ndaidhri 28no) beat Edinburgh Ladies 28/4 (Ndaidhri 2 for 2) by 36 runs
2nd place v 2nd place
GALS 33ao (Zora? 2 for 4) lost to Edinburgh Uni 37/1 (A Mahmood 1 for 0)by 4 wickets
1st place v 1st place
Galloway 41/2 (G Ramsay 17no, S Jeffrey 1 for 3) lost to Dumfries 42/0 (R Ryan 20no, K Strachan 16no) by 5 wickets