Tigers Softball Team

The Tigers

Tigers Softball Team
2011 summary MSL Tournaments Photos Video

2011 in review

Tigers Softball, Last league game 2011

2011 was the Tigers first season, and it was a successful one, especially in tournament play, and gave us a solid base to build on in 2012. Our first competitive outing was the Firstball tournament, a baptism of fire from which we emerged with 2 wins, a trophy, and a lot of credit, though our first league game on the following Tuesday established a pattern of under performing after tournaments that carried on all year (perhaps there really is something in that fitness lark after all).

We played well in the first half of the league season before fading a bit in the second half as the standard of opposition got better and we suffered a couple of injuries to important players, but we played well again in the last couple of weeks and the experience we gained will stand us in good stead in 2012.

We reserved our best performances for tournaments. After our initial success at Firstball we also won the 2 one day Red Rose Tournaments, contested mainly by 3rd division teams, and produced some really strong performances at the Leeds and Manchester tournaments, turning over some higher division teams and giving some others a fright along the way.

All in all we had a very successful and enjoyable time, made all the more enjoyable by several sophisticated evenings of witty conversation and gentile repartee (usually hosted by the ever generous Ellie and Adam - rumours that they hosted these events purely so they didn't have to worry about getting home afterwards should be treated with the contempt they deserve !) and can look forward to more of the same in 2012.

Tigers Softball, looking posh

End of Season Awards 2011

Batting Champion (Male):Sam Sam Batting Champion (Female):Kate Kate
Players' Player (Male):Adam Adam Players' Player (Female):Kate Kate
Captain's Player (Male):Alex Alex Captain's Player (Female):Sharon Sharon
Home Run Champion:Richard Richard Memorable moment:James /
James Martyn

Memorable Moment: Winning Red Rose 1 in extra innings

There were 2 particular moments in that game that gave us the win and in the end the Judges couldn't separate the two of them so the prize is shared ! The first was the double play instigated by James in the bottom of the 7th that took us into an 8th innings when it looked like we were going to lose in the 7th. The second was Martyn's bases clearing homer in the top of the 8th that set up the win.

Tigers Softball Trophies 2011 Tigers Softball Red Rose 2 Winners 2011 Tigers Softball Red Rose Winners 2011 Tigers Softball First league game 2011 Tigers Softball Team