Girls cricket has grown rapidly over the last few years and their are now 15 cricket clubs with girls sections across the county and many more clubs with girls playing informally.
There are also 25 clubs with women’s teams.
The growth in the number of clubs with girls sections has enabled girls competitions to be established across different age groups.
At the under 11 age group there are kwik cricket festivals held around the county as well as a league in the Cotswolds.
These provide a fun and enjoyable introduction to cricket for girls new to the gamne to get experiences of playing matches. For the older age of the under 13 girls and under 15 groups, competition takes place in the format of 20 over hard ball cricket.
In addition to the Gloucestershire-based girls competitions, there are also Lady Taverners competitions allowing clubs to not only test themselves against local opposition but also to gain the possibility of progressing through to regional and national finals to play against some of the best club teams in the country.
Working with the GCB to develop girls cricket is the Women & Girls Cricket Development Group. This group was formed to provide a sounding board for clubs with girls sections (and those looking to develop a girls section) as well as supporting the development of progressive and relevant competitions for girls cricket within the county.
For an example of one of our thriving girls clubs check out this video of Frenchay Fire and Flames: