Colliton Ladybirds

Part 8 of 10 – Teams that have not re-joined the league for the forthcoming season

In 1985 the Frampton Arms, Moreton alley opened and amongst the teams using it in the first season was a ladies team called Moreton Maids on Monday evening. The Maids were formed by Sally Childs who two years later joined the league’s committee, and has been on the committee ever since, becoming Vice-Chairman in 2008. After finishing 6th out of 8 in their debut season the Maids won Ladies Section B in 86-87. Moreton Maids first taste of Ladies Section A ended with no wins and relegation back to Section B. Two seasons later Section B was won again as the Maids headed for the top section again. This time they managed to stay up and Moreton Maids was still in Ladies Section A when they moved alleys in 1994. The White Hart on a Monday was their new home and with the move came a new name, from 94-95 they became Bloomers. The team stayed in the ladies top section and were on the move again in 1998 as they became one of the teams to play in the first season of the new alley two at the Colliton Club. For the next 19 years the team was known as Colliton Bloomers until a name change to Colliton Ladybirds for the 17-18 season. Bloomers reached the Ladies Knockout Cup Final in 2015 losing to Crackerjacs. The team spent an unbroken 30 seasons in the Ladies top section finishing runners-up in 2013 to Devils.