14 teams came together on Sunday 17th at Broughton High School in Edinburgh to play in the 2nd round of the Wee Bash #3.
In the first tournament for developing clubs, we had six teams who are each developing the women and girls’ section within their club. We were delighted to welcome Forfarshire CC, Edinburgh South CC, East Kilbride CC, Stewarts Melville CC/Mary Erskine School, Aberdeen University and East Renfrewshire CC in this tournament which lasted from 12pm – 2:15pm.
Forfarshire CC had their first ever win in The Wee Bash against Edinburgh South CC. Susan Bruce helped this triumph by displaying some tricky bowling with a key maiden over. Aberdeen University managed to grab a win in their tight game against Forfarshire CC – winning by 7 runs. Girls from East Renfrewshire CC along with a combined Stewarts Melville CC and Mary Erskine School team exhibited great talent for the future of their women’s cricket.
The tournament emphasised a friendly and fun atmosphere with music providing entertainment in the background. Edinburgh South CC supplied a team made up of a mother and daughter and the remainder mothers of players from their junior programmes – truly highlighting what the first tournament is all about.
East Kilbride CC were undefeated in this first tournament and provided some great indoor cricket to watch.
The second tournament involved 8 teams competing to win The Wee Bash #3.2. Two groups played a round robin with the group winners contesting the final and the teams in second place playing for the tournament’s third or fourth place.
Group A had Edinburgh University CC Blue, Galloway CC, Stirling CCC and Carlton CC. Galloway CC managed to go undefeated in this group with three wins to claim the first place in the group. There was a tie on points for second spot between Edinburgh University CC Blue, Stirling CCC and Carlton CC with each winning one game with two defeats. However, Stirling CCC took 2nd in the group with the most runs accumulated – scoring a total of 183 runs across all three games.
In Group B, the teams competing were Watsonians CC, West of Scotland CC, Edinburgh University CC Green and University of St Andrews. West of Scotland CC were undefeated in the group putting them into the final against a strong Galloway CC. Edinburgh University CC Green took 2nd position in this group meaning that they would play against Stirling CCC for the 3rd place.
With limited time left, Stirling CCC and Edinburgh University CC Green agreed on a super over. Lois Wilkinson stepped up to bowl for Stirling CCC with Edinburgh University Green CC hitting 20 runs in the over. Edinburgh’s Captain Kathryn Sharkey then managed to restrict Stirling to 17 runs, and took a wicket in her over, for Edinburgh University CC Green to finish in 3rd place in The Wee Bash #3.2. Stirling CCC took 4th spot.
The final was between Galloway CC and West of Scotland CC. First to bat were Galloway CC. Again, with limited time, the game was reduced to 4 overs per side. Galloway CC made 29 runs in the first innings with Niamh Muir scoring 22 runs. Faatima Gardee kept Galloway CC in check with only 3 runs from her over plus 2 wickets. West of Scotland CC were chasing a target of 30 and Moon Mughis made a strong start with 19 runs before being caught off a wall. The West of Scotland total had reached 28 when Sophie Trickett managed to score a 3 to take the win.
The winners of The Wee Bash 3.2 were an undefeated West of Scotland CC with Galloway CC as runners-up. A big thank you to our sponsors, The RAF, for providing their support and entertainment in this tournament!