Knitwear Softball Team
Brant County District Softball League Champions
Left to right, back row: Wanda Crockett, Ruth
Cleaver, Rhoda Wilson, Edith Walsh. Middle row: Eva Smith, manager C. L.
Pond, Ruth Misener, coach Syd Casselton, Thelma Beemer. Front row: Erie
Howick, Edna Durant, Vera Churchill. Absent: Clarabell Nickerson.
courtesy Ruth (Walsh) Pond.
years before the Simcoe Stars were winning everything in sight, a team of
local girls sponsored by the British Knitwear in Simcoe, were doing much
the same thing in their own league.
the 1 Aug 1931 Simcoe
"British Knit Girls Softball Team reached their league engagements
last evening undefeated, defeating St. George girls 21-17 ... Three homers
in the game all came to British Knit, two by Ruth Walsh and one for Beth
from an undated Simcoe Reformer clipping:
"The British Knit Grils Softball Team of Simcoe have a real reason to
be proud of their record. This season they have played 21 games and won
17. In the Brant League they have not lost a game. The four losses chalked
up against them being all exhibition games. The team has piled up a run
record of 326 (and 231 runs against) and 38 home runs have been poled out."