The North West Series Mixed Winter 2023 Indoor Tournament was played on Saturday, 11th March, with eight teams enjoying a full afternoon of fast-paced softball in Rochdale near Manchester. 

The eight teams played each other in a round-robin pool before splitting into Cup and Plate divisions. The games were played under the BSUK Inclusive Rules, which welcome non-binary players.

Teams travelled from as far as Glasgow and Leeds, with universities particularly well represented.

BaseballSoftballUK Development Manager Luis Arrevillagas said, " ‘We’re ever so grateful to the captains who put their time and effort into forming, entering and running the teams on the day. Without them, many new players wouldn’t have the opportunity to get involved with our fantastic sports."

Games were played in a competitive and very friendly way, with some of the final standings spots being shared amongst some teams. 


  1. Thingys - Adam Hugill
  2. Hairy Coos - Ross Thompson 
  3. Mavericks - Leanne Cracknell
  4. Meerkats - Sonia Hine


  1. Stingers - Chloe Patient
  2. Bobcats - Matt Ng
  3. Maelstrom - Gabby Mannifield
  4. Camels - Fliss Fagan

Linni Mitchell served as tournament control and commented that "It’s such a fast-paced tournament that even the umpires and organisers get dizzy following the teams and scores! What a great day we had."

The BaseballSoftballUK staff would like to recognise the captains, players and, of course, umpires for supporting these events - we very much appreciate your time and dedication!