Over 35 State Champions

Over 35 State Champions

Some great Softball was played over the Over 35 State Championship Weekend at Blacktown International Sportspark.

The Men’s competition was a round robin with 7 teams competing. The top 3 at the end of the rounds moved through for a chance to win the title. Southern Districts with only 1 loss finished on top and waited the outcome of the Macarthur and Newcastle game to see who they would be facing in the final. Newcastle won the game 10 – 7 in a close game which saw both teams in a position to take the win.

The score in the final seemed like a one way affair however Newcastle fought hard and showed why they deserved to be in the final but Southern Districts with some tight pitching from Peter Shearer and some strong hitting ran out winners 10 – 0.

Final Placings

1st Southern Districts

2nd Newcastle

3rd Macarthur

4th Cumberland Nepean

5th Penrith City

6th Georges River

7th Campbelltown

The top 2 teams in the 9 team women’s competition were the undefeated Sutherland Team and Cumberland Nepean who had one loss. Sutherland took an early lead but the strong Cumberland Nepean line up fought back and with some great hitting took the game 4 runs to 3 to win their first Over 35 Women’s Championship.

Final Placings

1st Cumberland Nepean

2nd Sutherland

3rd Far North Coast

4th Newcastle

5th Macarthur

6th Illawarra

7th Penrith City

8th Manly Warringah

9th Southern Districts