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Girls' cricket growing at Leigh CC

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Photo by DJ Carty - Leigh CC girls sporting their new kit Photo by DJ Carty - Leigh CC girls sporting their new kit

GIRLS’ cricket at Leigh CC continues to grow with a number of Lionesses teams now competing on a regular basis.

Leigh now have girls’ sides playing in boys’ leagues at under 9s and under 11s level, as well as under 10s and under 13s teams competing in the Lancashire and Cheshire Girls’ League, respectively.

Karen Brereton, head of Leigh CC women and girls’ cricket, said: “Our under 13s girls are currently top of the Cheshire League. In this team are a number of girls who currently represent Lancashire and Cheshire at county and district level. We are also proud to have girls in this age group who, at 10 years old, are playing a number of years 'young', yet more than holding their own.

“Our under 11s team won their first ever game in the boys’ league last week and backed that up with a second win in as many weeks away at Norley Hall. Our under 10s and under 9s teams are improving week-on-week and we look to have a number of girls developing into very promising players.”

Jenny Laycock, Women & Girls CDO for the Lancashire Cricket Board, added: "This is excellent development of girls' cricket at Leigh CC and the Wigan district area. I must congratulate Karen and the rest of the Leigh CC coaches and committee in putting the energy and commitment to give girls the opportunity to play cricket in a club environment. Girls' cricket participation in schools has grown immensely over the last few years and we are always encouraging our clubs to cater for girls and what's happening at Leigh CC is extremely positive."

Leigh welcome players of all ability and train at the club on Friday nights, 6pm. Visit their website for club address and contact details: www.leighcc.org.

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