Girls on top! Females claim bragging rights at battle of sexes netball tournament

The netball finalists.
The netball finalists.

A Battle of the Sexes Netball tournament has raised more than £3,000 for charity.

The annual summer event, held at the Thomas Middlecott Academy, pits guys and girls teams against one another.

Following a round robin session in the morning, teams were then seeded and play culminated in a brilliant final between Team Sass for the girls and Kiss My Pass! for the guys.

The males pushed Team Sass hard but the ladies finally reigned supreme with a winning score of 12-7.

The play-offs for third and fourth saw the Nothin’ but Net guys beat Hot Wasps girls as the men took two out of the top five finishing positions.

Royal Birds won the wooden spoon trophy with best girl award going to Kerry Daylew and best guy named as Gary O’Conner.

Neil Wheatley accepted his bad boy award, accompanied by the appropriate boos for a small disagreement with an umpire.

The netball ran alongside a family fun day, raising £3,004.50 for Cancer Research UK and Pancreatic Cancer UK - in memory of Noel Irvine - uncle to Lindsay Betts, one of the tournaments organisers.