West Herts have staged the first ladies cricket match in their 126-year history.

With six senior and ten junior sides, West Herts have started a ladies team this season. The squad have spent more than six weeks training every weekend for the campaign.

As preparation for the season and to put their hard work to the test, the club fielded a team to play against the ladies.

Each side played 30 overs with players retiring after scoring 20 runs.

The team consists of teenagers up to women in their 40s. There were also two mother and daughter combinations in the ladies side.

Coached by George Mills and captained by Ellie Kendall, the team featured a mixture of youth and experience with one player currently in the senior team.

The ladies bowled first and restricted the club team to 146 runs with Rachael Townley taking the first ever wicket for the side.

Tanveer Bandali retired and the ladies scored a total of 83 from their 30 overs.

The family day attracted a big crowd and there will be another game for the new ladies team next month against East Herts ladies.

The club will also be having winter nets from the end of September with all new players welcome.

For more information, email selection@westhertscc.co.uk