The National, Tuesday December 1st, 2015
By JACK AMI
THE Port Moresby Women’s Softball preseason competition, the Nancy Kamara Cup, completed its third week, with players working off 12 months of rust.
The four-week competition staged at the refurbished Bisini Softball Diamonds saw some new faces try their hand at the sport but forfeits and other issues have contributed to a slow start to the 2015-16 season.
By this week, the points ladder will be confirmed for the preseason playoffs and the finals.
Association treasurer Nancy Palin said it was start slow but they were picking up, with forfeitures again being the order of the day.
Palin said a prolonged delay had affected the competition, with teams trying to get their houses in order and players fine-tuning their fitness and skill levels.
“The fine-tuning is doubtful as training venues are another problem being faced by the clubs.
“This has affected players’ performance and fitness level but there are seasonal and experienced campaigners participating for their respective teams.”
Stingers, Gazelle, Bears, Wantoks, Sisters, Yokomo, Chebu, Wolves and Admiralty are set for the season proper kickoff on Dec 12.
“We will then go into the Christmas and New Year break and return in the second week of January,” Palin said.