The Beyond Boundaries Women’s Scottish T20 Cup finals day takes place this Sunday.
At 11.30am the two semi-finals take place when West of Scotland take on the Northern Lights at Freuchie CC and Carlton play Stewart’s Melville at Falkland CC.
The winners of those ties will then play in the final at Falkland CC at 4pm.
West of Scotland skipper Lauren Payas said: “The team is excited to be playing in the semi-finals and hopefully we can make it to the final.
“We have had a few new players and beginners joining us this year which has been great as growing women’s cricket is really important. Seeing these players learn and develop new skills has been excellent.
“There’s also been development and progress from those who have played for West of Scotland women before.
“The Northern Lights will be a challenging opposition, but hopefully all the effort the squad has put in throughout the season can help us get through this tie.
“Having come second in the league this summer we are in a good position as a club while having come runners-up in this event last year we are looking to take the trophy this time – and have some fun too!”
The Northern Lights have had a brilliant first season in existence and their captain Megan McColl said: “It will be great to get back together with the Northern Lights girls for one last time this summer.
“When we came together at the start of the season no one was quite sure what to expect because we all came from different places and different clubs, but we gelled really quickly and struck up a good team spirit.
“The younger girls in the squad have been on a steep learning curve, but they have taken it all in their stride and have had fun as we have gone along which is important.
“I have enjoyed taking on a leadership role and I think it has benefitted my own game and helped me grow as a player too.
“We are looking forward to testing ourselves against a good West of Scotland team.”
Carlton go into finals day looking to build on the league title they secured earlier in the campaign.
“We have all really enjoyed our cricket together as a squad this year, so to be able to have one more day playing together and going for silverware is great,” skipper Annette Aitken-Drummond said.
“The girls have trained hard in recent months and remained focused and we want to keep on winning, but we know that in T20 cricket anything can happen, so we have to be switched on from ball one of the semi-final.
“In that semi-final we play Stewart’s Melville and we always have tricky and entertaining games against them and I expect more of the same this time around.”
Stewart’s Melville captain Catherine Holland said: “The team is really looking forward to coming together for another great day of cricket this season.
“I think we’ve had a positive season overall with many opportunities for growth for all of our players
“We are expecting a tough match against Carlton in the semi-final, however we will go into the game with the same energy as we always do and will hope to come out on top.”