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U10 girls club league - Does your club want to be involved?

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A new league for girls to play at club level will begin in 2014.

For 2014 a new league will be available for girls to access a girls only environment outside the county set up to play cricket. This has been instigated at U10 level as the first rung on the ladder for girls to start playing in a team. Based at clubs it will give the players a feeling of being part of a club and opportunities within the club to develop. It must be taken into account this league is to enhance the opportunities for girls and therefore if there are girls playing in mixed sides at U9 or U11 then they can continue to do so and if it fits then they can also play in the U10s girls league as well. This also applies to girls who play at a club with no girl’s side, they can continue to play at their local club and if it fits travel to their nearest girls U10s side and play there as well.

This league is the first rung on the ladder to build a pathway for girls to move through club cricket at all age groups playing in a girls only environment should they wish to access it. This league will begin to develop over the years to cater for more age groups and eventually close the gap between age group cricket and the mid week league sides we have in place already.

The basic rules and format are below; these will be discussed and agreed on at a meeting once all teams have confirmed entry.

Softball 8 a side pairs cricket

Coloured kit (clubs coloured tops plus tracksuit bottoms) - TBC

Pairs cricket rules as per U9s cricket - details to be discussed and confirmed

Format - 2 groups geographically split (more groups if more teams are interested)

Play each other in group home and away giving approx 8 games

Finals day with all teams present at end of August

Would you club like to be involved with this and put a team into the league? If so then please get in touch with Jen Laycock Women and Girls Officer on jlaycock@lccc.co.uk 07713287989. We already have teams committed to this but we would like to extend the league to give the opportunity to more girls and more clubs. There will be a meeting for all clubs interested mid November.

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