Like the men, our ladies progressed very well in this new competition. They were lucky enough to be drawn at home for 3 out of 4 matches winning first at home against South Moor. Then they were drawn away to Ganton against whom they won most convincingly on a gloriously sunny day, much to Ganton’s dismay - it was clear they did not expect to lose. Then came another home draw, this time against Pleasington, a tough team to beat but our ladies came through again, despite giving away many shots. Finally, they played against Bolton at home on Saturday 12th August. As usual, several of our players were giving shots. Angela played well and came through winning on the 17th 2:1 but unfortunately our other ladies were unable to rally against the rest of the Bolton team who played competently and with determined intent. The match ended in Bolton winning 4:1 in the midst of a tropical deluge - they were ecstatic and not a little surprised that they had won, but Bishop Auckland were gracious in defeat.
Commiserations to our ladies - you did so well to get so far - there's always next year. Well done to all those who have supported, both at home and away, through deluge and sunshine - your support is much valued.