Ea­gles back in the swing of it


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Ea­gles marked their first ap­pear­ance af­ter a long Christ­mas break with a per­cent­age-boost­ing win against Tigers last Satur­day.

Af­ter two im­pres­sive wins be­fore the re­cess, Ea­gles — who had a bye when fix­tures re­sumed on Jan­uary 16 — dom­i­nated Tigers in a 17-2 win. The Ea­gles’ ef­fort was led by Toni Churchill and Carly Ford­ham. Donna McMeekan was Tigers’ best.

Round 11 will be played tonight, when Ea­gles face Star­blaz­ers.

Ea­gles are the last of the orig­i­nal clubs since the for­ma­tion of the East­ern Gold­fields Soft­ball League in 1972.

Women’s soft­ball used to be one of the re­gion’s big­gest sports, with a string of grades across all ages.

But it was re­duced to one divi­sion in 2011 af­ter the with­drawal of Ywau­kees’ A and B-grade teams be­fore Rangers and Break­ers also fell by the way­side.

Ea­gles’ Kathy Moul­ton.

Um­pire Dale Carter and Tigers’ Mar­rah John­son.

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