Tillside look to attract more ladies to their club

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Tillside Cricket Club are on the look-out for more members of their ladies team.

Tillside, who are based at Etal, have been playing in the Northumberland Ladies League and participating in the cup as well.

They have also been taking teams at Under-13 level to compete in festivals at Corbridge and Alnmouth, as well as in their home event at Etal, where they have enjoyed some success.

Organiser Steve Nutt said: “In the quest for more players, and to offer the opportunity to anyone who thinks they might like to emulate the highly successful England Ladies team and give cricket a go, we are inviting interested cricketers or potential cricketers to come to our ground at Etal on any Wednesday (starting July 15 onwards) for six weeks.”

The sessions start at 6pm and last for two hours. All equipment is provided, and are free of charge. Interested players should wear trainers and trackies or equivalent.

“The ladies section at Tillside is proving very popular,” said Nutt, “but we are always looking for more to join.”

Tillside have had several girls playing in county U15 age group teams, and at least one, who last Sunday, played for the full county ladies team as a 15-year-old.

Brogan Ashley, is a student at Berwick Academy and has been playing at the club for the past three seasons.