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Saturday, 29 November 2014

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County tournament planned

WORKINGTON Netball League has been working hard to make links with other leagues in the county with a view to sharing resources, expertise and perhaps increasing the competition opportunities with inter-county tournaments.

The first event has already been organised in the form of the Cumbria FastNet Tournament on April 18.

FastNet is a new concept from IFNA (International Federation of Netball Associations) to make netball a faster game which will be more TV friendly.

The World Series will be held between the top six natonal teams in the world in Manchester.

Cumbria’s tournament will be held at Hoops Basketball Centre in Barrow with teams from the Carlisle, Whitehaven, Workington and South Lakes leagues.

In Workington leagues matches, Hotshots defeated Salterbeck 24-4. Hotshots were fielding a new centre which initially threw their attacking strategies but after a tactical discussion this was resolved and the flow of their play went from strength to strength.

Seaton Ladies enjoyed a 25-8 victory over Striking Candy in a fast and frantic match. The score was still close at the end of the first quarter but Seaton’s GK and GD worked well together to help extend their lead.

Sparks went down 28-7 against Yankees after doing well in the early stages. Jill McCallister at WA for Yankees created plenty of chances for their shooters with good timing and accurate passing into the circle.

Bush and Misfits had a closer contest which Misfits won 26-18 while only one goal separated Fletchers and Pink Ladies, 11-10 to Pink Ladies.

Sparks and Silloth drew 14-14. Sparks led for most of the game but in the third quarter Silloth picked up their game to close the gap.

Striking Candy beat Travellers 19-18 and the more experienced Pink Ladies defeated Red Sox 29-4.

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