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Newton Ladies Race for Life

by Editor Lowton and Golborne News

Well done to Newton Ladies Softball Cricket Team, who took on a different challenge together last Sunday when they teamed up to Race for Life in aid of Cancer Research.

The ladies raised £1,160 for the charity, after taking on the 5k course at Haydock Park Racecourse.

Newton Ladies Softball Team only started in May this year, at first with just five or six female players who are cricket beginners, but wanted to give the sport a try. Since then, the squad has doubled in size and they new teammates have had a lot of fun along the way.

Emma Davies from Newton Ladies, said: “We have gradually grown in numbers over the months and at our final training session of the season, we had 14 ladies taking part.

“Our main aim is to have fun, enjoy the social camaraderie, oh and learn how to play cricket too! We entered into a Liverpool and Districts Entry Level ‘Softball league’ which allowed us to put our new found skills to the test and had many laughs along the way.

“As the season finished, we decided to do a bit of ‘team bonding’ and get a group together to take part in the local Race for Life at Haydock Park Racecourse last Sunday. Seven of us took part and we managed to raise a whopping £1,160 for Cancer Research. This was even more poignant as one of our team mates, who took part aswell, is currently receiving treatment for cancer.

“We will finish off with a well earned night out on the High Street this weekend and then come back together early next year as another season awaits.


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