WHEN Carnforth Cricket Club's ladies and recently formed under 13s softball teams headed to Liverpool Cricket Club, they did not just enjoy a fantastic day out.

Both teams out everything into their efforts and after an amazing performance, each won their own tournament.

And those victories earned them the right to provide a guard of honour for the two teams who competed in the Roses T20 game between the Lancashire Thunder and the Yorkshire Diamonds which followed the tournament.

The girls' team opened against local favourites Hightown St Marys and won 278-228 before edging out another local side, Wavertree, 238-230.

And with the seven team tournament being decided on runs scored, Carnforth's 516 was enough for victory with Torrisholme who finished runner up with a score of 505.

Club officials said they were extremely proud of the team, which consisted of Martha Sowerby, Lauren Bell, Charley Darby, Ava Gladstone, Eleanor Gladstone, Ciara George and Kennedy Scott.

The ladies' tournament paired Carnforth Ladies with Sefton Park and Tarleton Belles.

The first match saw Carnforth edged out 268-257 by Sefton Park but they let fly in the second match against Tarleton to win by 290-260.

It was the highest total of the day and meant the Carnforth team, which consisted of Anna Mashiter, Julie Walker, Lauren Thornton, Victoria Bragg, Anna Parkinson, Sarah Benson and Hayley Standeven-Johns, won the tournament by an eight run margin.

On the back of these successes, both teams are hoping to attract more players and with coaches appointed for both sides, plan to move to hardball cricket for both teams.

If any ladies or girls are interested in joining, please contact Anna Mashiter on anna_mash@hotmail.co.uk