Newport CC Women Cricketers Reach ECB Club National Finals



Lauren Parfitt (Capt), Gabby Basketter (V. Capt), Ffion Cartwright, Becky Struthers, Beth Moorcraft, Ffion Wynne, Nicole Reid, Charlotte Scarborough, Jess Thornton, Ella Reed, Rose Evans, Georgia Parfitt, Naomi Davies.


Newport Cricket Club’s Women’s Cricketers will round off a fantastic season, when they play in the ECB Women’s UK Club Finals. Having won the ECB Women’s South & West League, Newport head to Kibworth C.C. (Leicestershire) where they will face stiff competition from some of the best Women cricketers in the Country.


Fresh from their League success, where Newport remained unbeaten throughout the season with wins against Plympton, Bath, Bristol and Llangennech, Newport will travel to the ECB Club Finals in buoyant mood. The Finals will be held over 2 days at Kibworth Cricket Club, with Newport facing ECB Midland League Winners J & G Meakin C.C. in the semi final, whilst ECB North League Winners North Farnley, ECB meet ECB South League Winners Bath in the other semi final. Following the semi-finals on Saturday, the Winners are scheduled to meet in the Final on Sunday, with the losing semi finalists playing off for 3rd/4th place.


Head Coach Mike Knight said, ‘The Women & Girls Cricket section has enjoyed tremendous success in recent years winning U15, U13 and Women’s ECB UK titles. It’s a very young team but there are some fantastic players in the squad and we go to the Finals in confident mood and will be looking to win the UK title we won in 2013’.


Captain of the Newport Women’s team is Lauren Parfitt, the current Wales Women’s Vice Captain, who has done an excellent job in moulding a young team together. Parfitt, an opening batsman and left arm spin bowler will be one of the key players for Newport at the Finals. Also in the Newport team will be Ffion Wynne, who attends Loughborough University where she trains alongside several England Women cricketers – including Anya Shrubsole who will be playing for Bath in the Finals. Wynne was awarded the Bowler of the season Award at Loughborough. 


Women and Girls cricket is developing rapidly at Newport, with over 80 girls attending weekly coaching sessions, throughout the summer and winter, with new players joining the ever expanding Women & Girls cricket section every week. Knight enthused ‘Women and Girls Cricket at Newport has really taken off and the hard work and commitment of the girls is really paying off’.






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