Local netball has made a curious move by allowing a team to enter its national women’s competition half-way through the season.
The Ernst and Young Hot Shots are playing their first games this week in the 2012 open league. Put on by the Cayman Islands Netball Association, matches take place at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex netball courts.
Association secretary Norma Ferryman did not discuss the reasoning for the decision but stated it was a welcome move.
“Ernest and Young is a new team entering the adult league,” Ferryman said. “They were a bit late but we welcome them with open arms and we are happy to include them in our league. Their proper uniforms will be in place soon.”
The squad was slated to play their first match against Kemoya Goulbourne and Unity A on Tuesday. They are expected to compete on Thursday, 8 March, against the Flames Strikers at 6.30pm. Thursday’s other match sees Rising Stars B against All Stars A.
Flames (2-3) are coming off a tough loss last Thursday to Rising Stars A (5-0). In spite of the efforts of scorers Marsha Campbell and Latoya Nixon, the Strikers would lose 35-33 to a RS team featuring Melissa Rankine and Rosemarie Wilson.