Galloway Ladies Play Final At Dumfries Womens Cricket Tournament


Galloway Cricket Club Ladies travelled to the David Keswick Centre for their latest indoor tournament on the 12th of March which resulted with 4 teams competing. A depleted Dumfries CC, a strong Stirling CC and two teams representing Galloway Cricket club. 


Both the Galloway Guns and the Galloway Grenades showed a collective team effort, with numerous people contributing with runs, wickets, catches and important stops in the field. Cricket is a team game, and the Galloway CC ladies certainly show that. You can depend on all our individuals to have an impact on the game. Quite a significant achievement given that there are players who have only been involved short term rather than long term.


The Galloway Guns won 1 out of their 3 games where they beat Dumfries comfortably in the opening game. The Guns were competitive in the games they had lost, they narrowly lost to the Grenades, losing on the second last ball of the game. Louise Cumbley lead the team strongly, providing support and encouragement at all stages. The Guns had a strong side of bowlers who made it difficult for the opposition to score runs. Laura Scobie and Jo Williams’ polished bowling resulted in challenging conditions for Dumfries, Stirling and their Galloway opponents. Natalie Van Rooyen’s confidence with the bat was evident and the whole team were making confident calls and keeping the fielders on their toes.


A special mention must go to Ginger Ramsay (birthday girl) who was on fire – throughout the tournament Ginger caused problems for the rival teams. Her batting was explosive and she was too fast for anyone to run her out. Her wicket-keeping and fielding was exceptional and her commitment was shown by the number of times she found herself sprawled across the floor on her knees to stop balls flying here, there and everywhere! Ginger, you are an inspiration!


The Galloway Grenades won all 3 of their games which saw them through to the final where they would play Stirling. It was a close fought affair, but Stirling would become eventual winners. Although the hard work of the Grenades made life difficult for them, particularly with Natalie Hamblin taking a double wicket maiden in the penultimate over. However, it was a team effort that resulted in the Grenades making it to the final, with Catriona Scobie’s gutsy fielding and Julie McCulloch providing an impenetrable wall behind the wicket it was never going to be easy to beat the fittingly named Grenades! Young Jessica McCulloch is becoming infamous amongst the teams throughout Scotland as one of the most terrifying bowlers to face and she certainly lived up to this reputation today with wickets falling like dominoes!


Star of the day was Ruth Robertson, playing in her first all ladies tournament, she stood up to the occasion and contributed enormously. Ruth has only been to 4 ladies sessions and batted and bowled admirably.


The Galloway Ladies are always keen to add to their ranks and should you wish to find out more please do not hesitate to contact Natalie on 07872 909 010.


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