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 into the cricketing world, nervously picking up a bat and learning that “soft balls” aren’t that soft. Training throughout the winter honed newly acquired skills and our ladies stepped out onto the field in summer 2019 ready for their first season under the banner of the new club.
2020 sees our women venture into their second season in a relaxed, competitive environment. The focus remains on making cricket fun: training sessions, friendly soft ball fixtures, entry in the soft ball “Prosecco” festivals, and entry into the Cheshire soft ball league.
2020 also sees the reintroduction of hard ball women's cricket to Poynton after a long absence through a joint venture with the women and girls at Stockport Georgians CC. We realise that not everyone is ready to make the step up to hard ball cricket and this is the perfect opportunity to offer this game format to those that want to progress their game.
We welcome all new players - aged 13 and above (school Year 8 and upwards) - who are interested in learning and playing the soft ball and/or hard ball formats of 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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