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That’s Magic! KWW sponsors EMCC’s first women’s cricket team

In a move that highlights the growing popularity of women’s cricket, KWW Solicitors is proud to announce its official sponsorship of East Molesey Cricket Club’s first ever women’s team.

KWW is sponsoring East Molesey Magic, which will compete in the Surrey Slam Women’s Competition.

David Anstee, managing partner of KWW Solicitors, presented the team with their jazzy new shirts ahead of the first match of the season, against Weybridge.

The move into women’s cricket has been an ambition held for many years by EMCC’s Director of Cricket Jamie Southgate. “Two things have allowed this to happen,” he said. “First, we have in place an exceptionally strong junior girls section which boasts over 200 girls playing from under fives through to under 19s, 70 of whom compete in competitive hardball cricket.

“Second, we’ve recruited a few players with great experience of playing senior cricket, and they will provide a brilliant support to our junior girls who are aiming to make the transition to our Magic squad.”

KWW’s association with EMCC goes back to the summer of 2013 when the Walton Road law firm began its sponsorship of the First XI. “It’s been a wonderful partnership,” said David Anstee. “Of course, the highlights have to be the Moles winning the Surrey Championship in 2019, 39 years after they last held the title, and then winning it again in 2021.

“We’ve been honoured to sponsor the First XI but we’re happy to clear the pathway for someone new and lend all our support to the East Molesey Magic.

“Women’s cricket is becoming more and more popular, and this new sponsorship reflects our commitment to supporting the development of the sport and empowering female athletes in our community.”

East Molesey is one of the largest clubs in Surrey, running five senior teams that compete in various league throughout the Surrey County Cricket pyramid. There are nearly 700 junior boys and girls representing the club.

“We are always on the lookout and eager to welcome new players to our women’s squad,” said Jamie Southgate. The 16-over match against Weybridge went down to the wire, with the Magic falling short of the target of 119 by five runs.

“It was a great effort, and great to be here at Graburn Way witnessing a bit of EMCC history,” said club chairman Sam Burge.

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