Cambridgeshire vs Netherlands - a great day for women's cricket at Bluntisham CC!

Updated: Mar 15, 2020


On Monday, Bluntisham Cricket Club hosted it's first Women's County Championship fixture and it's first involving an international team.

Netherlands Ladies travelled to the UK for the first phase of their County Championship campaign last week, ready to take on two local counties.

Firstly, on Saturday they played Norfolk, before travelling down to Bluntisham Cricket Club to take on Cambridgeshire Women.

A crowd just shy of 75 turned up to support the historic event and witness Netherlands Ladies run out comfortable winners.

After restricting Cambridgeshire to just 113, the Dutch visitors chased down the target in 19.2 overs, losing only a couple of wickets. And their head coach Sean Trouw was a happy man.

"Really really pleased. Glad that some batters got some time in the middle, the bowlers bowled really well. It was a very impressive performance and nice to see from the girls.

"It is always nice to come to the UK and play. Nice ground, super facilities. The pitch played really nicely, which is pretty shocking for May, it was good for the batters and the bowlers.

"All round really really happy, [the ground is] really picturesque and it was nice to see so many people come out and actually watch the game and support the game, and for that we would like to thank you."

On the other hand, Cambridgeshire Women's head coach Phil Lewis was proud with how his players showed "maturity" in dealing with the Netherlands pressure.

"It's more indicative with the stage of development we are at. We have got a lot of young players but I'm particularly proud at how some of those young players responded to adversity. The level of maturity they showed to get our innings through the full 50 overs was something I was particularly proud of."

Despite the loss Phil said he was looking forward to return to Bluntisham Cricket Club in June.

"It's a lovely pace to play cricket and we are really pleased to have this [Bluntisham CC] on our radar now. We were looked after so well last year when we came down for the T20s.

"It was good to see a vociferous crowd attending the game today, it certainly created a great atmosphere but we can't wait to come back here again in June for the T20 phase of the competition."

To watch the full interviews with both coaches visit our social media pages on Twitter and Facebook. And for more pictures CLICK HERE.

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