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Peninsula Summer Stories

Missing summer softball over the winter? Re-visit some of the softball stories that featured in the Northern Beaches Sports Tribune this past season. Thanks to our many supporters, our stories gained some 3500 readers over the season - and still climbing!





November 14, 2020: Bases loaded! Scores tied! Frantics and Dragons in thriller at Abbott Road

The Dragons and Frantics played a highly entertaining and thrilling fixture at Abbott Road Diamond 7 on Saturday, the match decided in the final play with bases loaded.


November 17, 2020: Flamingos on the improve but Baby Cocos get the chocs in cracking match at Abbott Road.


In the end it was Warringah Baby Cocos 39 defeating Peninsula Flamingos 29, and all there knew they'd witnessed a classic U/10 T-ball fixture at Abbott Road on Saturday.


November 17, 2020: Duffy runs hot for Sparrows on steamy Saturday


Peninsula Sparrows have beaten the Jellybeans in a high-quality T-ball match at Abbott Road on Saturday, with Stella Duffy outstanding at first base.


November 24, 2020: Comeback kings: Raiders overhaul Marlins in Abbott Road hit-fest

After going down 5-nil in the top of the first innings in their match against Pittwater Marlins, Peninsula Raiders fought back to win a pulsating softball match at Abbott Road on Saturday.


December 2, 2020: Roberts outstanding for undefeated Sparrows in Abbott Road scorcher

The Sparrows and Angelfish contested a scintillating T-ball fixture at Abbott Road on Saturday, with a catch, a double-play and a massive three-run hit among the many highlights.


February 7, 2021: Redbacks brave but Raiders run riot in Abbott Road run-fest

Peninsula Raiders defeated depleted Warringah Redbacks 15-0 on a drizzly and slippery Saturday at Abbott Rd, Curl Curl,


February 8, 2021: Zooper effort: Diamond Doves lose no friends in tough loss to Warriors

The Peninsula Diamond Doves went down to the Warriors at Abbott Road, Curl Curl, on Saturday but overcame a tough start to compete hard all game.


February 8, 2021: Bandits strangle Pythons in cracking match at Curl Curl

Peninsula Bandits have narrowly defeated the previously unbeaten Pittwater Pythons in a high-quality affair at Abbott Road, Curl Curl on Saturday, reports Bandits manager Linda.


February 8, 2021: Thunderbirds are go! Brand new team amazes onlookers in Peninsula derby

The Thunderbirds are a Peninsula team in their first year of tee-ball. They consist of 12 new players - who have never played before - between the age of 4 and 7 years old. There are seven boys and 5 girls. The improvement in their first season has been “amazing - especially in batting and base running,” according to Thunderbirds coach Amanda Lau.


February 27, 2021: Magnificent seven: under-staffed Raiders edge Hunters in hot and sticky thriller

In a Division 1 cliff-hanger, the Peninsula Raiders wrestled the Warringah Hunters and won a cliff-hanging and crucial 9-8 victory.


March 8, 2021: Derby for the ages: Rebels and Raiders in Peninsula classic

The last game of the Manly Warringah Softball Association regular season saw Peninsula Softball Club’s two Division One teams, Raiders and Rebels, do battle after a pair of wash-outs. Yet the wait was worth it when the big guns clashed at Curl Curl


March 14, 2021: Bandits into Big Dance after seeing off Pythons

Peninsula Bandits have beaten Pittwater Pythons in their Division 1 Reserve major semi-final at Abbott Road on Saturday, earning a week off and progression through to the grand final, reports Bandits media official Linda Armiger.


April 6, 2021: Raiders lead Peninsula to three Championships on Manly Softball's big day

The Raiders were one of three Peninsula Softball teams to triumph in the Grand Finals on Saturday March 27 when they beat the Pittwater Marlins 3-0. They were also the unlikeliest of winners,



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