With the growth of girls playing and joining in cricket at All Stars and the launch of Dynamos, we need to be able to offer girls a chance to play cricket with other girls. Many girls are part of small clubs who do not yet have the number of girls to develop a girls-only team and so Devon Cricket are providing a number of opportunities for girls to play cricket at a variety of stages in their cricket journey.
ROUND UP OF THE 2021 SEASON
UNDER 11 FESTIVALS
These festivals are organised so that newly created under 11 teams that are part of Dynamos or the Club Champions initiative have meaningful opportuntities to play. It is great of as a club you are able to get a team together, but if you cannot, please still enter the festivals and we will put you into teams when you arrive.
The morning will start with a few warm up activites and then we will play as many games as we can!
All festivals run from 9:30-12:30
This season we ran 4 very successful under 11 festivals across the county to which we welcomed 14 teams, 9 of which had never fielded a girl's team before. What a great achievement of our clubs of Devon. Thank you to all the volunteers involved in the running of these sections and these clubs who put on a festival:
Plympton CC, Chagford CC, Budleigh Salterton CC and Exmouth CC
Also thanks to the Young Storm Champions who came to help: Holly Evans, Daisy Leake and Mai
If you have had a rise in number of girls at your club and would like to set up a girls only Dynamos or girls only section, then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, who will let you know how the county board can support your club.
Last summer we ran sessions which were accessed by 34 girls across Devon. Our community coaches ran a series of activities to improve batting and bowling during the morning. This was very much led by the girls, focusing on what they wanted to work on. During the afternoon, the girls played games, developing the skills they had been working on during the morning. We also included them in the officiating and they all had a turn at umpiring and scoring - even working the scoreboard at Whimple!
The hardball and softball camps will run alongside each other so that girls can see the progression to hardball that they might choose to make at a future date. The sessions will be held at two pitch venues.
This summer we had over 70 girls signed up to the summer camps across the county and took part in camps that helped to develop softball or hardball skills. We even had the TV cameras visit one sessions and the girls spoke about why they loved cricket for ITV Westcountry.
Thanks to Hatherleigh CC, Ivybridge CC, Whimple CC and Bovey Tracey CC for hosting and for the help of the community coaches and our Young Storm Champion, Holly Evans.
SUPER 8S COMPETITION DAYS
If you have a team at your club, or you are able to make up a team with girls from another club, then enter your team into the Super 8s competition. We have days for under 11s(softball), 13s and 15s and 18s (hardball). The format will be 8 aside, 16 innings pairs, ensuring that all players on the field have the opportunity to bat and be involved in the game.
Champions: Plymouth CC under 13 girls
Champions: Exeter CC under 15 girls
Champions: Ipplepen CC under 18 girls
For the full round up of the Super 8s festivals 2021, click the age group below
Lady Taverners Competitions
Each year, the Lady Taverner's support under 11 and under 13 softball fetsivals in the county. If you have an under 11s team that would like to take part in some competitive cricket and a groupd of under 13swho would like to play, but not hardball, then these days are ideal.
If you would like to enter a team, please click the graphic below.
Champions: Bovey Tracey CC under 11 girls
Champions: Plymouth CC under 13 girls
Further opportunities to play
Thank you to all the All Stars and Dynamos that attaneded, as well as club members Imogen and Jemima for their help.
A fantastic day full of colour and fun and an ideal way to end the season for the clubs!
Thanks to Storm Champion Mai for her help at the event.
Keep an eye on this page for playing opportunities next summer, which will be set out in early January
If you would like to help inspire your young lady to play cricket, why not click the picture to find out all about what drives Heather Knight, the England Captain, who started her cricket career here in Devon, playing for Plymstock Cricket Club. #devongirlscan
If you have any question about the above events, then please do not hesitate to contact Ann-Marie Presswell, Women and Girls Development Officer. This is a really exciting time for girls cricket and it would be great to see you involved!