KINGTON Cricket Club had an evening to celebrate the launch of Kington Comets women’s team.

Kington started playing their first ever girls' team last season and due to the uptake the club has now launched a new team for girls and women aged 11 upwards.

As Kington CC enter their 179th season, the club are excited to provide opportunities for girls and women to enjoy playing as a team.

The Comets welcomed guest speakers Pete Gale, Herefordshire Cricket development officer for girls and women and Anna Robertson, girls' cricket coach, who welcomed the team to Herefordshire's growing provision for girls' and women's cricket.

The Comets have a new kit and have a growing number of enthusiastic players.

They are looking forward to a season of softball and hardball cricket.

Anybody interested in joining Kington Comets you can email:

Brockhampton Ladies continued their winning start to the season by beating Knowle and Dorridge on Sunday by six wickets. 

After being placed into bat Knowle started nervously and were soon two down through opening bowlers Evie Graff and skipper Dannie McQueen. 

However, a strong partnership put Knowle back in a dominant position with a score of 200 looking possible.

The tide began to turn when keeper Live Kendrick took a stumping off the bowling of Evie Richards. Closely followed by a nice caught and bowled by Chloe Tingle to remove her fellow batsman.

The wickets continued to fall with McQueen taking a further two and ably assisted by Georgie Maxted (two wickets) and Georgie Williams the other.  After 40 overs Knowle finished on 153-8 setting Brockhampton a target of 154.

Opening the batting was Tingle and Graff who set Brockhampton on the run chase.

Some accurate bowling removed the openers for eight and 16 when in came Kendrick and Williams.

Their partnership soon flourished and runs soon mounted until Kendrick was removed scoring 12, brining skipper McQueen to the crease.

Unfortunately, McQueen thought she’d seen Brockhampton over the line but was removed by a good catch at square leg.

In came Richards but the winning runs were hit by Williams who demonstrated a mature and intelligent innings rewarded by a match winning 72 not out.