NETBALL: Double delight as Sapphires enjoy a gem of a season

The double-winning St Neots Sapphires.

The double-winning St Neots Sapphires. - Credit: Archant

St Neots Sapphires have completed an honours double.

They followed up a Division Three title success in the Bedford & District League by also lifting the League Cup courtesy of a final triumph last week.

Sapphires triumphed in three of the four quarters – which each count as a match in their own right in cup clashes – in a showpiece against Cranfield.

The St Neots side won 7-4 in the opener before going down 9-4 in the second quarter. They triumphed 8-7 in thrilling third instalment and then sealed the silverware with a 9-4 verdict in the finale.

Team manager Cheryl Bryson said: “It was a fantastic win, which provided a great end to a successful season.”

Sapphires’ ace Izzie Pigg was selected as player of the match in the final.

St Neots Netball Club train on Tuesdays at Longsands Academy – 6pm to 7pm for juniors and 7pm to 8.30pm for adults. New players are welcome.