2015 Fixtures and Results


The 2015 SSL season was one of our best ever! Five teams enjoyed a summer of softball with no rained off games and some very close fought contests. The eventual winners were the Panthers who were able to overcome an unexpected loss early in the season to retain the title for a record 4th consecutive year.

2015 Final League Standings:

Team GP W D L RF RA RD PTS
Panthers 8 7 0 1 185 82 103 14
Bombers 8 5 0 3 135 93 42 10
Aries 8 5 0 3 162 119 43 10
Dodgers 8 2 0 6 128 169 -41 4
Tin Horse 8 1 0 7 66 213 -147 2

Congratulations to the Panthers Softball team! they have won the 2015 Swindon Softball League with a win in their final game against the Bombers. This season they were pushed right to the last game and although the final score was 18-9 the Bombers were ahead until the fourth innings when the Panthers batting saw them take the lead and then defend it well with great infield performances and some decent outfield catches. All seven innings were completed in good time to allow the teams to celebrate or commiserate at the pub.

The Dodgers v Aries game on pitch 1 was barely into the 3rd innings by the time the other game had finished, and seemed to get slower as it went on! Neither team were giving away any easy outs, and a final score of 32-30 showed the great batting that must have been on display in this epic. the Aries were eventual winners against the Dodgers.

Thanks go to all players, umpires, captains, coaches and league committee who have helped make our 15th anniversary year our best so far! Hopefully everyone has enjoyed the season, there will be an end of season awards evening organised very soon to close out the summer - details will be announced soon and sent round to players. The most likely venue will be the Patriot Arms in Chiseldon, which has been a good post-game meeting spot for most players throughout the season.


2015 Swindon All-Stars team to play against Cardiff and Bristol teams

On Saturday 5th September the 'All Stars' team selected from the best players across our league headed up the M4 to Bristol where we played a small tournament against the best of Bristol and Cardiff Softball Leagues. Both our opposition leagues are much bigger than our, Bristol have a 3 division league with over 20 teams and Cardiff are a growing league of 11 teams. Swindon All Stars kicked off the day against Bristol on a makeshift diamond without batters boxes or real bases, but the softball quality was there to be seen from both sides, initially Swindon looked in trouble of getting whitewashed but steadily fought back and even had a few innings where we held Bristol to no runs. However the early Bristol lead was too much to overcome and they took game 1. Cardiff v Bristol next and as expected Bristol added another win to put them into the final. Cardiff v Swindon was the final round robin game, fairly close early on with some great infield plays from Swindon and some good batting on both sides. Then Swindon hit their form which regulars of last season know these players are capable of - and we added 10 runs in a single innings, a nail-biter finish saw Cardiff almost fight back to steal the game! With 2 outs they proceeded to add 7 runs with small errors denying Swindon a comfortable finish, but eventually a great infield play clinched the game for Swindon and put them into the final. 

The final saw a better performance from Swindon All Stars than the earlier game against Bristol, but with fewer big hitters on the team and a shortened outfield fence (apparently to increase the home-run tally??) Swindon weren't able to do anything about some decent but average distance hits that sailed over the fence.

Swindon All Stars earned a respectable mid-table finish in the first of hopefully many end-of-season derby days, and every player had a great day out representing our league and making new softball friends along the way. Over £900 was raised for the Bristol & Avon Multiple Sclerosis Centre through the raffle on the day, team fees and the betting shop being run on each game.



2015 SSL Weekly Game Results:
Week 1: 21st May 2015

Innings:

1

2

3

4

5

Total

Bombers

1

5

0

7

7

20

Dodgers

3

0

0

2

0

5

(Aries v Tin Horse - Game to be rescheduled by Aries)

Week 2: 28th May 2015

Innings:

1

2

3

4

Total

Tin Horse

4

4

0

1

9

Panthers

5

7

4

20

36


Innings:

1

2

3

4

 5

 6

 7

Total

Bombers

0

0

2

0

3

3

1

9

Aries

1

2

6

0

0

 2

 x

11


Week 3: 4th June 2015

Innings:

1

2

3

4

Total

Tin Horse

3

1

0

0

4

Bombers

6

8

10

x

24


Innings:

1

2

3

4

5

Total

Panthers

1

4

2

7

9

23

Dodgers

0

1

0

0

0

1


Week 4: 11th June 2015

Innings:

1

2

3

4

Total

Aries

0

3

3

2

8

Panthers

6

18

2

2

28


Innings:

1

2

3

4

 5

 6

 7

Total

Tin Horse

4

0

4

5

4

2

0

19

Dodgers

1

3

0

4

0

2

0

10


Week 5: 18th June 2015

Innings:

1

2

3

4

 5

 6

 7

Total

Panthers

2

6

0

1

2

6

2

19

Bombers

6

3

1

5

1

2

0

18


Innings:

1

2

3

4

 5

 6

 7

Total

Aries

4

3

2

4

0

5

3

21

Dodgers

3

6

0

1

1

3

4

18


Week 6: 25th June 2015

Innings:

1

2

3

4

Total

Aries

13

6

10

16

45

Tin Horse

0

0

0

1

1


Innings:

1

2

3

4

 5

 6

 7

Total

Dodgers

3

2

0

1

1

1

2

10

Bombers

2

6

0

4

0

4

x

16


Week 7: 2nd July 2015

Innings:

1

2

3

4

 5

 6

Total

Dodgers

3

5

3

4

4

10

29

Tin Horse

6

1

0

1

5

1

14


Innings:

1

2

3

4

 5

 6

 7

Total

Panthers

2

3

2

2

3

0

0

12

Aries

4

3

0

0

2

1

0

10


Week 8: 9th July 2015

Innings:

1

2

3

4

 5

 6

 7

Total

Dodgers

1

3

12

3

4

0

2

25

Panthers

6

1

3

2

5

3

4

24


Innings:

1

2

3

4

 5

 6

 7

Total

Bombers

5

1

0

5

5

3

2

21

Tin Horse

3

2

1

1

1

3

3

14


Week 9: 16th July 2015

Innings:

1

2

3

4

 5

 6

 7

Total

Aries

1

0

4

1

1

3

2

12

Bombers

3

2

1

5

5

3

2

18


Innings:

1

2

3

4

5

Total

Panthers

5

7

5

1

7

25

Tin Horse

0

0

0

1

1

2


Week 10: 23rd July 2015

Innings:

1

2

3

4

 5

 6

 7

Total

Bombers

5

2

0

0

1

0

1

9

Panthers

4

0

1

7

2

4

x

18


Innings:

1

2

3

4

 5

 6

 7

Total

Dodgers

9

4

5

0

2

5

6

31

Aries

5

3

6

8

7

3

x

32


Week 11: 30th July 2015 (postponed from week 1)

Innings:

1

2

3

4

Total

Aries

0

2

1

0

3

Tin Horse

5

9

9

x

23