Maidenhead Softball Club
Today, March 23rd, Maidenhead Softball Club recieved official notice that we have become a fully accredited ClubMark Club. This is the first time we have achieved this under the new system.
Royals Make Top 4 At Diamond 1
the Maidenhead Royals began their quest for the 2018 Diamond Series championship over the weekend of May 19th and 20th. Following the disappointment of relegation from NSL 2 last year, the Diamond series represents the first steps in trying to gain promotion back this year.
The Maidenhead Rascals won their first ever trophy at Disco Ball 2018.
With 2 wins and a loss in the group stages, the Rascals entered the "Grove" competition. There, they first beat Games of Throws 12-4 in the semi-final and the Disco Infernoe 9-3 in the final. This was a huge achievement for the Rascals who, for so long, missed out on the finals stages of tournaments. The now they have a win in their own rights. The first of many more.
Rascals learn a lot at D2
The Maidenhead Rascals entered the Diamond series for the first time this season, having missed Diamond 1. Given the quality of the groups they were in they came out with a couple of wins over the weekend. They unfortunately couldn't quite get the wins they needed on Sunday to qualify for a final, but they learnt a lot and will be stronger in D3.
PSL All-Stars win Hit and Run 6
The 6th instalment of Maidenhead Softball Club’s Hit and Run development competition, which was played on Sunday 9th September, was won by London based, PSL All-Stars This was a step for the Publishing League based All-Stars team, who, in 2017, reached the Plate final only to be beaten by Eastbourne Bombers. This year’s Plate competition was won by one of ever present teams, TV Hurricanes, who beat the perenial Plater runners-up Maidenhead Rascals.
The Maidenhead Rebels made the Gold Competition at the recent BSF League Nationals.
This was a big jump from 2017 where the Rebels made the Bronze competition and won it. Back then, the Rebels failed to win a single game on the first day. This year the Rebels won 3 out of 4 games on the Saturday. That was enough to qualify for the main Gold competition and a shot to play the amoungst the top 8 teams in the country. In the end this waas a step to far this year and the Rebels went out in the second stage. The club is very proud of the team, going from the Bronze to Gold in 12 months is a big achievement.
No Balls retained thier C.W.S. title beating Pitches be Crazy in theFinal.
MSC's own Diamond Squeezers lost in the plate final to Blitches. This was the third running of our C.W.S. All female event and the biggest yet. !0 teams took park, with two new teams appearing for the first time. The standard this year was the best yet with the group games all going down to the wire. The future for this event looks good and we look forward to C.W.S. 4 in 2019.
Plate Victory at Autumn Indoor
The Maidenhead team that entered the WMSL Autumn Indoor event won the Plate competition. This is the first in a series of 3 Indoor events and a Plate victory equates to a 5th place in the overall series with two to play.
The team began well, with wins over Scorchers Yellow and then by 1 run over Tomahawks. that was follewd by two 2 run defeats to RG and then Home Plate to leave MSC 3rd in the Group. That set up a semi-final against the other Scorchers team. MSC won 22-11 and a meeting with TV. In a close final, MSC eventually won 21-16 to claim the Plate.