Tasty deal is helping hand for Clitheroe ladies

Ahmud Islam is pictured with Clitheroe captain Alex Hartley
Ahmud Islam is pictured with Clitheroe captain Alex Hartley

A Taste of India have sponsored equipment for the new ladies’ team at Clitheroe Cricket Club.

Malc Scott, manager of the team, used to teach Taste of India owner Ahmud Islam, who heard about the side’s predicament and offered to help.

Ahmud said: “Cricket is a great, great game, it crosses all groups, men, ladies, black, white, rich and poor, young and old.

“We have offered sponsorship to the club but until now have not seen a practical way to help.

“The ladies’ team need kit and funding, and for my favourite old teacher, no problem at all!”

Anyone interested in learning the game and playing ladies’ cricket can contact Malc on scotts.home@hotmail.co.uk

Girls up to 15 are currently coached with Clitheroe Cobras on Thursdays from 6-7 p.m., and the club are looking at expanding the sessions.

Pictured with Ahmud is Alex Hartley, the new ladies’ captain.

Last year she became the first lady to play in the men’s senior side, and she has played regularly for Lancashire.

Recently she has switched to top county Middlesex. Alex has recently returned from Dubai for the MCC Under 19s, where the team won the competition. She has also had confirmation she will be playing in the Super 4s which is the best of the best top 36 women cricketers in the country. Alex is also playing for England Under 19s.