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Last Updated: Tuesday, 9 December, 2003, 11:41 GMT
Scots launch women's cricket drive
Scotland have revealed plans to develop the women's game north of the border.

More than 50 schoolgirls will take part in an indoor tournament and coaching session in Edinburgh next Sunday.

And national team coach Steve Seligmann is to hold a Women's Cricket Day on 11 January with the aim of establishing a new national development squad.

"The Women's Cricket Day will target girls of 12 years old and above. I would hope at least 30-40 will respond to our initial letter," Seligmann said.

"Should this prove successful, we will have a basis from which to not only develop interest and individual cricket skills, but also put into place plans in which more female domestic cricket matches can be structured."

The indoor tournament will take place at Westwood's Health Club and four schools have agreed to enter teams.

"Hopefully the tournament will prove to be great fun and a hit with the schools involved and be the first of many such competitions," Seligmann added.

The performance of the Scottish men's team in county cricket's National League during the summer has generated extra interest in the game.

The national women's team took part in the IWCC Trophy in The Netherlands, finishing fifth of the six competing sides.

Their sole victory came against Japan.


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