To introduce cricket to a wider audience by promoting cricket for women and girls across the area.
We will provide a fun and welcoming environment in which women and girls can learn the game of
cricket, build on this knowledge and develop the skills needed to reach their full potential.
From a chat between friends during the summer of 2018, the concept of bringing ladies’ cricket back
to Poynton was born. Inspired by the ECB’s “Soft Ball Cricket Festivals”, it was decided that this
format would be an excellent starting point.
As the 2018 season drew to its close, around 30 women and girls had signed up and took their first
steps in to the cricketing world, nervously picking up a bat and learning that “soft balls” aren’t that
soft. Training throughout the winter has honed newly acquired skills, getting our ladies ready for the
season under the banner of the new club.
The 2019 season sees our ladies step tentatively away from training sessions and test themselves in
a competitive environment. This first season’s focus is certainly on making cricket fun: lots more
training sessions, arranging friendly soft ball fixtures against other clubs, taking part in soft ball “Prosecco” festivals, and also entering the Cheshire soft ball league.
In the long-term, it is our intention to reintroduce hard ball ladies’ cricket to Poynton after a long
absence, we’re just not there… yet!
We welcome all new players - aged 13 and above (school Year 8) - who are interested in learning and
playing soft ball cricket. All you need is a sense of adventure, the willingness to get stuck in and a
great sense of humour. If you are interested in joining in, please get in touch via email.
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