Sunday the 13th March saw the very first Wee Bash in Aberdeen. The event was hosted at Aberdeen International Business Park Sports Hall and organised by Cricket Scotland’s Tony McKenna, CS Cricket Development Officer (North of Scotland) and Rosy Ryan, CS Women and Girls’ Development Manager
The Wee Bash was launched in 2017 as the brand new Cricket Scotland Women & Girls indoor cricket tournament. Events have been happening regularly in Glasgow and Edinburgh since 2017 and it was fantastic having the first ever competition in this area.
The short 5-over format means games are fast and exciting to play in. The softer “windball” allows for players of all abilities to mix. A number of mother-daughter combinations have starred in The Wee Bash in the past and this “tradition” was continued in Aberdeen!
Nic Wilson, Head of Development CS said “It’s fantastic to see so many teams from across Scotland enjoying The Wee Bash. It is very much a social event, a way to keep in touch outside the traditional summer cricket season. The format also allows new players to experience cricket matches in a relaxed and safe environment.”
The day was split into 2 sessions 10:00am – 12:30pm welcomed the Junior teams (P5-S1), with. 3 teams taking part. Aberdeen teams Stoneywood Dyce and Northern Lights along with a team from Meigile cricket club. All the girls had fun and showed some great developing skills with both bat and ball. The hall was a buzz of energy throughout the morning session.
The afternoon 1:00pm – 3:30pm was the turn of the Senior teams (S1-Adult). 6 Aberdeen and Shire teams took part. Stoneywood Dyce, Northern Lights, Gordonians, Fraserburgh and 2 Aberdeen Uni teams. Again, there was a great buzz in the hall and everyone participated and showed some emerging skills for the game we all love!
Watching so many Women and Girls play cricket with their peers in the Aberdeen area is wonderful to see and very encouraging as directly shows the development of the Women and Girls game a credit to all the coaches and continued diversity and inclusion of the game.
The next Aberdeen date is in the pipeline and is hoped to be the end of April, it would be brilliant if we could get even more participants!
If you would like any further information on the Women and Girls development of cricket in the area, please contact one of the following for additional information:
Lisa Watson – NESCricket Trustee, Women and Girls Cricket Contact – firstname.lastname@example.org
Tony McKenna – Cricket Scotland Cricket Development Office (North of Scotland) – email@example.com
Rosy Ryan – Cricket Scotland Women and Girls’ Development Manager – firstname.lastname@example.org