The Gloucestershire Cricket Board (GCB) has launched a new initiative to get more women playing the game.
The Women’s Summer Sixes is a series of events designed to bring players together in a relaxed and fun environment to receive coaching and play informal softball games.
The first session took place at Pucklechurch CC on June 27 with three more scheduled to take place over the three weeks.
Led by GCB women’s and girls officer Lisa Pagett, the first evening saw players attend from Bristol YMCA, Pucklechurch, Marshfield, Old Bristolians & Westbury CC and the University of the West of England. It also featured a number of women trying the sport for the first time.
Lisa said: “The Women’s Summer Sixes follows on from the really successful indoor league we ran over the winter. We had a fantastic turnout for those sessions but more importantly the ladies who attended had a great time, met lots of new people and improved greatly.
“We felt we should offer a summer version that brings women together in a friendly environment and also encourages new players to come and try the game out. We had a brilliant first session and look forward to welcoming more to Frenchay next week.”
As well as Lisa the sessions – which are free of charge – are run by GCB coaches Pete Lamb and Leah Morrison. They are open to any lady that wishes to come along and people are welcome to simply turn up on the night. No previous cricket experience is required and all equipment is provided.
For details of the remaining Women’s Summer Sixes events, please see below:
Monday 4th July @ Frenchay CC (BS16 1QQ) – 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Monday 11th July @ Old Bristolian’s & Westbury (BS8 3TQ) – 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Monday 18th July @ Bristol YMCA (BS6 7YA) – 6.30pm – 8.30pm
For more information please email Lisa Pagett on firstname.lastname@example.org.