WILD CATS rounders team defeated Canterbury Belles 11½-3½ in their latest outing.

Both teams were suffering from absent players, with Belles having to defend with only six players against Wild Cats’ seven at Clockface Miners Club.

Wild Cats, first to bat, managed to declare on 11½, with all seven players scoring.

Full rounders came from Diane Arnold, Helen Kewley (2) who also scored two halfs, and Lyn Davies, who also scored three halfs and was awarded a penalty half for obstruction.

Other halfs came from Alison Platt (4), Natalie Cotham. who was also awarded a penalty ½ for two consecutive no-balls, Sarah McManus and Joanne Reid (2).

In reply, Belles were held to a single rounder from Jayne Twist and, obliged to follow on, they could only bring their total to 3½ with halfs from Annie Fogarty (2), Chloe Griffiths (2) and Twist.

Pilkington Rounders Club celebrate their diamond jubilee this year, having been re-formed in 1954 after ceasing activities during the years of World War Two.

A 50s and 60s night is to be held at the club’s home base, Ruskin Drive, on Friday, September 5.

Fancy dress is optional.

Past members and friends of the club are welcome. Call club chairman Fred Crawford for further information on 07718 770710.