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Women and Girls Presentation Evening a great success

Over 100 players, parents and guests attended the 2017 Women’s and Girls Presentation Evening that took place in the Long Room at the Cooper Associates County Ground on Friday.

Among the guests in attendance were Somerset Chief Executive Lee Cooper, Head Coach of Western Storm Trevor Griffin and Richard Brice the MD of Somerset County Sports one of the main sponsors of female cricket in the county.

Somerset Cricket Development Manager Andy Fairbairn welcomed everyone at the start of the evening, saying what a hugely successful summer it had been for women’s cricket with England winning the World Cup, Somerset gaining promotion back to the top division of the one-day competition and Western Storm lifting the Kia Super League title for the first time.

Following the evening’s meal Sophie Luff, the captain of the successful Somerset Women’s team and a member of Western Storm, was interviewed about the past season and her career so far. She then gave advice to those young players who wanted to try and follow in her footsteps.

Trevor Griffin, Head Coach of  Western Storm, then talked with Andy Fairbairn about the hugely successful 2017 season and mentioned some of the changes that were going to be made for next summer.

An audio-visual presentation for each of the age group teams followed, supported by a commentary from the team coaches at the end of which the awards were presented.

The Under 13 Girls batting award went to India Owen who hit 225 runs during the season, including two 50s. The bowling award went to Lola Harris who claimed 14 wickets including five for 18 against Hampshire.

The Under 15 Girls bowling award went to Neve Kennedy who took 18 wickets at an average of 6.5. The batting award went to Tilly Scull who ended with a batting average of over 30.

The Under 17 Girls bowling award went to Jodie Filer who claimed 12 wickets during the campaign. The batting award went to Olivia Hamilton who hit 382 runs in the season and ended with an average of 63.

The Somerset Women’s bowling award went to Nichole Richards who claimed 15 wickets including 5 for 22. The batting award and the Players Player of the year award went to Sophie Luff who hit 629 runs in 12 innings for the team during 2017.

The evening concluded with a raffle that raised in excess of £300 towards the forthcoming Girls Under 17 tour to Sri Lanka.

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