FREEDOM TO SWING: Crystal Bowra takes a swing for Crocs Psyclones in A-grade softball against Telfords on Saturday.
FREEDOM TO SWING: Crystal Bowra takes a swing for Crocs Psyclones in A-grade softball against Telfords on Saturday. Michael Richards

Crocs’ double delight in Saturday night softball

THE last time Telfords' A-grade softball player Jodie Grimshaw played the sport was in high school.

The motivation for her to return to the game she loved was because she played it with her friends and against them.

There is another reason she plays the game.

"My daughter Taylor Williams is just 12 and she already has played Under-13, Under-15 and B-grade," Grimshaw said.

It is just a matter of time before mum and daughter take to the field as team-mates.

"It will be great to have her in the A-grade eventually," Grimshaw added.

She admitted to not being the best softball player going around, but she gives it 100 per cent from her specialty position at second base.

Her opposite number on Saturday, Crocs Psyclone's Crystal Bowra, said 'freedom' was the reason why she decided to play and the born-and-bred Gladstone resident said fielding was also her strength.

"I've been playing softball for five years and I enjoy the game but have not had any real highlights that I can speak of," Bowra said.

As it turned out, her team went on to defeat Telfords 9-5 and backed it up with another win, 9-5 against Souths.

Despite the threatening wet weather, all softball matches went ahead.


RESULTS

A-GRADE WOMEN: Crocs Psyclones 9 d Telfords 5; Crocs Psyclones 9 d Souths 5

B-GRADE WOMEN: Telfords 13 d Crocs 5; Souths White 11 d Souths Blue 6

U21 COLTS: Assoc-2 7 d Assoc-1 5

U15: Indians 17 d Jets 13

U13: Dodgers 15 d Angels 4; Angels 7 d Crocs 6



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