1934 All England Women's Net Ball Association magazine

Joan Mills

1934 All England Women's Net Ball Association magazine

You will find a Net Ball court at Christchurch School, Baddegama situated in the south of the island of Ceylon where they often play in 90 degrees Fahrenheit!

The game was introduced into the school in 1930 and since then, not only the girls, but the staff too (the latter adorned in Saris) have played with much vigour.

The Net Ball posts are trunks of plantain trees, the ground a piece of unused land and the rings were made locally.

Miss M.I. Naylor, who is the games mistress at Rugby High School = and her sister was responsible for the introduction of the game into Christchurch School.

Hiock teams have been to Australia, Ceylon, New Zealand, South Africa, America – all over Europe.  A cricket team has just set sail for Australia – is it beyond the bounds of possibility that soon a Net Ball team will set out on its travels – Ambassadors of what we all believe is a first class game?


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