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Cricket: Harold Wood Women ready for new challenges

PUBLISHED: 10:39 18 May 2018 | UPDATED: 10:39 18 May 2018

Harold Wood Women

Harold Wood Women

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Harold Wood Women compete in the Southern League Championship this season, after promotion in 2017.

Harold Wood Women won the winter indoor league titleHarold Wood Women won the winter indoor league title

The section was set up by Matt Hyam around 10 years ago and has gone from strength to strength, winning the winter indoor league final against Wanstead most recently.

They are also one of few women’s teams in the Last Man Stands T20 competition, an eight-player format where they will face strong men’s teams and beat Googleybox by 15 runs in their first match.

Karen Brady said: “More girls and women are becoming involved which we believe is down to the success of England team and because there is more coverage on television.

“The Championship is better for the girls because they are playing a higher standard of cricket and will develop their game, competing again teams such as Horsham and Brighton & Hove.

Harold Wood Women have entered the Last Man Stands T20 competitionHarold Wood Women have entered the Last Man Stands T20 competition

“A number of the ladies play at county level and regularly feature in the Essex first team. They are good role models for the younger girls and will hopefully inspire others to reach that standard.”

Captain Chloe Brady added: “Hopes for the season are to do well in the Championship league and it would be nice to reach the regional finals of the LMS competition.

“Harold Wood are a talented group of sportswomen who are very skilled in all aspects of their game.”

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