International Women's Day 2024

International Women's Day 2024
8 Mar 2024

On International Women’s Day, we want to celebrate the female membership of our club.

Players & the game

Women’s cricket is growing rapidly across the country and Cheshire has one of the strongest grassroots set ups. Without a great bunch of women and girls playing the game, we wouldn't be able to field teams and grow this section of the club. A quarter of the club’s membership is female and this is growing year on year.

NECCC has both women’s hardball and softball cricket teams to cater for a wide range of players’ interests. Softball cricket is fun, inclusive and easily accessible - not forgetting the social “Prosecco Festivals” that are often of interest! The hardball game is a step up but can be just as fun. Our senior players are all fairly new to cricket and enjoy the mix of learning new skills, team camaraderie and enjoyment of the game. 

As well as playing with the boys, we have several all girls teams that enjoy the opportunities to play together against other girls. Our girls’ softball teams at U11 & U13 are supplemented by hardball teams at U13 and U15. Many of our girls are on the “Cheshire Pathway” and play at County and District level.

Where would a club be without its volunteers giving up their time to ensure everything runs smoothly. We are extremely grateful for all our volunteers, not just the women..


In 2023, the club had three female ECB qualified coaches and we’re doubling that for 2024. Our female coaches will be focusing on Mini Jets, the girls and the women. We’ll be looking for support from our senior female players too as we increase the presence of women and girls around the club.

Exec/Committee Roles

Several key roles are held by women at the club: Club Secretary, Fixture Secretary, Membership Secretary, Junior Membership Secretary, Safeguarding Officers (x2), Women’s Lead - not to mention our women’s teams’ captains and vice-captains.


As we continue to grow our women & girls’ section, we’re moving to a dedicated night of training for our female players on Mondays with girls’ training preceding the women’s session. We welcome anyone willing to get stuck in and give the sport a go. From there, the game can take you to wherever you want to go - enjoying training sessions, social cricket and/or competitive cricket.

We continue to enter hard & softball teams in the Cheshire Women’s Cricket League set up - both for the girls and the women - as we know that some players are happy with one particular format over the other.ry
New for 2024, we’re looking to partner with the “Her Game Too” campaign to promote cricket as a sport for all. We would be the first club in Cheshire to join the campaign following the likes of Lancashire CC and the Thunder team.

To get involved or to find out more, email us at

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