On Thursday 13th September the Hillcrest Back to Netball group kicked off the Thursday league with an evening tournament. Making the most of the rapidly disappearing daylight and double figure temperatures, each of the eight teams played three good-humoured and well-fought matches in two groups before their respective playoff.
Many of the local teams, including Hillcrest, have new members, some of whom made the most of Leigh’s brilliant Netball Now sessions during the summer to get their netball fix and coaching over the holidays.
At our tournament both Hillcrest teams did well and fought hard for their placings.
Steph and Nicki were Clare’s players of the tournament - Steph for her fantastic quick balls just at the right time and Nicki for showing a marked improvement in her passing.
Thursday’s results are below:
Joint 7th - Oxted and Hillcrest Lightening
6th - Chequers
5th - Lifeline
Joint 3rd - Banstead and Hillcrest Hurricanes
2nd - Gresham
1st - Hawthorns
It was great to see so many ladies enjoying the netball and we look forward to seeing you all again at the forthcoming league matches and tournaments. Thanks to each team’s organisers, umpires and coaches and, as ever, especially to Clare!
Updated 10:14 - 14 Mar 2019 by Sandie Richardson