Text by Paulo Vitor Campos

Poços de Caldas, MG – The female teams of Cricket Poços de Caldas and Cricket Brasília are playing at the Benedito Bandola de Oliveira stadium, the Bandolão, the II stage of the women’s National Championship. On the first day of the contest, two matches were played, with each team winning one. Today, at 9am, in Bandolão, the tiebreaker takes place.
“It was the best game to date in the history of women’s cricket in Poços de Caldas and I am very happy with this evolution. Our girls are improving so much, ”said Matt Featherstone.


The II Brazilian Stage that takes place in Poços is used as a selective to form the Brazilian team that plays in Santiago, Chile, where it will compete for the South American next month. “We played the first leg in Brasilia, we lost 2 × 0, but our team is doing very well,” said Featherstone.
The Brasilia team has been together for nine years, and Matt Featherstone said that Poços is managing to reach his opponent’s level. Brasília has seven players in the selection, while Poços has three athletes. “I’m sure that Poços will soon have more players than them in the selection. Our girls are training and playing a lot and the Poços cricket will still be the strongest in Brazil, ”said Featherstone.
This weekend’s competition is supported by the Municipal Sports Secretariat, which released the stadium for the contest.

Jornal Mantiqueira – Poços de Caldas – 06/07/2015