Girls taking to the wickets

Run out chance: Deni Baker whips a ball back straight over the stumps for South Tamworth keeper Kellie Baker during their top of the table clash with City United on Monday at Riverside. Photo: Gareth Gardner 201116GGF06

Run out chance: Deni Baker whips a ball back straight over the stumps for South Tamworth keeper Kellie Baker during their top of the table clash with City United on Monday at Riverside. Photo: Gareth Gardner 201116GGF06

City United, South Tamworth and North Tamworth have shaped as the teams to beat in the Tamworth Girls T20 competition played on Monday nights at Riverside.

With only two rounds to go until the December 12 grand final the top two spots could go to any of them, with Old Boys going down to City a fortnight ago before bouncing back to beat North Tamworth this week to have the three all jostling for top spot.

Next Monday Norths will take on City in a big clash, while Old Boys take on the Cal Crocs and Wests meet Souths.

The short form girls game will recieve another boost this weekend as well when the Northern Inland Sixers Girls Cricket League kicks off at Cameron Park in Inverell.

Six sides from all over the district will get together to play two games each over three Sundays, with Narrabri next in line on Febuary 5, before Tamworth hosts the final day on March 5.

The league is for girls aged 12-17 with a modified pitch length, and convener Peter Graham encourages any interested girls to turn up on the day for a game, with first games starting at 9am and going right through into the afternoon.

Top action: Jackie Holmes shows good form as she runs in for South Tamworth during the Monday night T20 competition in Tamworth   Photo: Gareth Gardner 201116GGF

Top action: Jackie Holmes shows good form as she runs in for South Tamworth during the Monday night T20 competition in Tamworth Photo: Gareth Gardner 201116GGF

Keeper: Kellie Baker watches this return right into her gloves for South Tamworth as they took on City United in a top of the table clash. Photo: Gareth Gardner 201116GGF

Keeper: Kellie Baker watches this return right into her gloves for South Tamworth as they took on City United in a top of the table clash. Photo: Gareth Gardner 201116GGF

Line it up: City United big hitter Kitty Humble gets behind this delivery as she looks to clear the South Tamworth in-field. Photo: Gareth Gardner 201116GGF

Line it up: City United big hitter Kitty Humble gets behind this delivery as she looks to clear the South Tamworth in-field. Photo: Gareth Gardner 201116GGF

Flight: Tara Craig sends a good delivery down the wicket to Tracey Pitt on Monday at Riverside during the girls T20 competition. Photo: Gareth Gardner 201116GGF

Flight: Tara Craig sends a good delivery down the wicket to Tracey Pitt on Monday at Riverside during the girls T20 competition. Photo: Gareth Gardner 201116GGF

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