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LAHORE – The scenic and beautiful city of Abbottabad got its first taste of women’s cricket when four local teams took part in a 10-over tournament on Friday at the Abbottabad Cricket Stadium.

The event was part of the PCB’s Cric4Us programme, which is aimed at taking women’s cricket to every nook and corner of the country, says a press release issued here on Sunday.

The feature of this daylong activity was the attendance of the players’ families, friends and local school children that reflected the popularity of the game as well as support for these young women cricketers from their well-wishers. Peshawar zonal women’s cricket staff organised the cricket gala in collaboration with the local government and educational institutes.

Apart from on-the-field activities, the event organisers also created activities on the sidelines that were targeted at the briefing, informing, educating and inspiring young girls to take up this great game. No wonder, the students participated in big numbers and showed a lot of zeal and excitement.

On the field, the 10-over cricket tournament was participated by Abbottabad Challengers, Haripur Dynamites, Liui School and Manshera Sixers. After Abbottabad Challengers and Haripur Dynamites won their respective matches, they met in the final where Haipur Dynamites, batting first, scored 69 for six, and then restricted Abbottabad Challengers to 55 for five.

Scores in brief:

1st Match: Abbottabad Challengers vs Liui School

Challengers 96 for six, 10 overs

Liui School all out for 32

Challengers won by 64 runs

2nd Match: Haripur Dynamites vs Manshera Sixers

Dynamites 65 for five, 10 overs

Manshera Sixers 51 all out, 8.1 overs

Dynamites won by 14 runs

Final:

Haripur Dynamites 69 for six, 10 overs

Abbottabad Challengers 55 for five, 10 overs

Haripur won by 14 runs