Fun day’s cricketing triumph for local ladies team

The Shireshead ladies cricket team  from Forton
The Shireshead ladies cricket team from Forton

Forton’s second ever Fun Day at Shireshead and Forton Cricket Club was a sporting success.

The new Shireshead ladies cricket team proved that practise pays when they won their inaugural match against the Holme cricket club team from Cumbria by 278 runs to 255.

The match launched the Fun Day celebrations, which also included a men’s match between two village teams. There were games and races for youngsters ands refreshments including a barbeque, cakes and scones. The local band Flatliners played as the sun went down to conclude the fund raising event , with proceeds of the day going to boost cricket club funds.