The growth in girls’ and women’s cricket participation in recent years has been notable, and Sedgefield Cricket Club has become one of the few North East clubs to have a large contingent of girls playing the sport competitively. Much rarer are girls making the grade in men’s senior cricket, so it was a significant milestone when, on 7th July, Jess Weatherspoon became the first female ever to play for one of the club’s senior sides. Playing in the 3rd XI against Billingham Synthonia, Jess bowled four overs during the Billingham innings, and then watched while the batters impressively overcame the opposition’s total of 230, to record a great win.
The other senior sides continue to progress. The 1st XI have established themselves in mid-table in their first season back in the second tier, with several juniors making their debuts along the way. Meanwhile, the 2nd XI are in a two-way battle with league returnees Stockton for the sole promotion place on offer from Division 4.
For occasional, lapsed or retired local cricketers, the infamous Captain’s Cup has also returned, under a new formula and name: the John Walker 60 Ball Bash. Now a 10 over, seven-a-side competition, the semis and final take place on Bank Holiday Sunday, 25th August. The bar will be open all day with televised sporting action in the clubhouse.
To take advantage of reduced drinks prices, the club welcomes new members, with social membership costing only £10. Email enquiries to email@example.com or complete a form at the bar. Keep up to date with everything going on by liking the club’s Facebook page or following its Twitter feed.
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