During a weekend of wall to wall sunshine, and the joy of a Royal Wedding, Barbara Saunders and Helen Byrne from St Albans and District Soroptimists (SISTAs) had the pleasure of presenting a cup and shield to Boxmoor Cricket Club’s girls’ team, at a festival of girls’ cricket held at Abbots Langley Cricket Club on Sunday 20th May.
Five local girls teams took part in this Under 13’s Festival. There were some good cricketing skills on show and the girls played their matches with enthusiasm and a competitive spirit. The winning team, runners up (St Albans Cricket Club) and their coaches received individual medals which Barbara also presented.
Barbara spoke of the ongoing commitment of the St Albans Soroptimists to encourage and support girls’ cricket in recognition of the pioneering contribution to women’s cricket of their late member Audrey Collins OBE. Audrey played cricket for England and left a legacy to promote the girls game. One part of Audrey’s legacy is the SOROPTIMIST AUDREY COLLINS GIRLS U13 CRICKET LEAGUE To read more about Soroptimist International St Albans and District’s support for girl’s cricket and Audrey’s legacy please see this web page www.sigbi.org/st-albans/charities/cricket
Girls’ cricket is thriving in Hertfordshire thanks to the enthusiastic support of clubs, parents and local volunteers and St Albans Soroptimists are proud to be involved.