Higham completed the league and cup double this weekend in the South Yorkshire Women’s Softball Cricket League.

The Barnsley side added success at Finals Day on Sunday to the Division One title win the week before, winning all eight matches across both competitions.

The format is eight players per team and 16 overs per side, with each player batting for two overs in pairs.

Four teams were involved in Sunday’s Division One Finals Day at Abbeydale Park, including hosts Sheffield Collegiate, Tickhill and Millhouses Works. Each played three games.

The clash between Collegiate and Higham proved to be the clash of the day, with the visitors just holding on to win by two runs having posted 151-0 in their 16 overs.

Collegiate responded with 149-0 before winning their other two matches to finish second behind Higham.

The pair will now move on to represent South Yorkshire at County Finals Day at Ampleforth College. It was due to be played this weekend, but will be rearranged due to a poor weather forecast.

Hosts Tickhill won the Division Two Championship Finals Day, while Sheffield Super Queens won the Division Two Plate Finals Day at Anston.

Higham added three wins on Sunday to five straight victories in their Division One League campaign, a six-team competition which finished at the start of the month.

Higham, Sheffield Collegiate, Tickhill, Millhouses Works, Whiston Parish Church and Treeton all took part, with the teams named in order of league placing. Treeton were the only side not to win a game.

Like the aforementioned Finals Day, Collegiate’s only defeat came against champions Higham.

Higham posted 134-2 thanks to wicketkeeper Jade Walker’s 21 and a wicket apiece for Leah White, Jessica Rayner and Gabby Naughton in their defence.

Collegiate made 127-4, including Kathy Crampin’s 21.

Walker was the leading run-scorer in Division One with 112 and a best of 37, while Naughton was the leading wicket-taker with nine. Her best return was 3-7.

Sheffield Collegiate’s second team won an eight-game South Yorkshire Division Two South campaign by two points from Wickersley Old Village. Both teams won four times.

The Division Two North was played over 10 games and saw both Tickhill and Hatfield Town finish on 44 points courtesy of eight wins. They beat each other once, but Tickhill were champions courtesy of a superior net run-rate.

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