Bermuda set for Women's Super Six launch

Fri, Aug 6, 2010 2:11 PM

A Bermudan Cricket Board (BCB) Women's Super Six tournament will take place on Saturday (August 7) as the precursor to a Women's Super Six League.

The event will be held at the National Sports Centre, North Field (9.30am start) with five teams competing for the trophy - Key Stars, Bat Bowel & Field (B.B.F's), Girls Development Team (G.D.S), Hockey Ladies and Justus.

Each match will consist of a maximum of five six-ball overs (eight-ball overs for the final) with each outfield player bowling one over.

National Coach David Moore ran training sessions ahead of the competition and has been delighted with the interest shown.

"I am extremely pleased with the response so far," Moore said. "We have had five teams register and many more individuals who are interested in competing in the league scheduled to take place once the tournament has finished. We have a long way to go with Women's Cricket, however I am confident that the BCB is laying the foundations to progress in the right direction."

First Vice-President Allen Richardson believes this event, plus the subsequent league, will greatly assist the development of the women's game in Bermuda.

"The Women's Development Programme came into fruition five years ago and since then we have seen an increase in women players from five years of age to adult. Although, there are lots of women and young girls competing against the boys, the BCB recognize the need to provide an all-women's tournament and league to enable girls and women to play against each other on a regular basis. The BCB's aim is to encourage more women players to enjoy the sport, which will aid in the overall development of women's cricket on the island."

Visit www.bermudacricketboard.comfor tournament schedule

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