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Prosecco Cricket – Lancashire’s Last Women’s Soft Ball Cricket Festival of 2017 is a Winner at Shaw Cricket Club

Over 50 women and as many supporters attended Shaw CC’s Women’s Soft Ball Cricket Festival on Friday 8th September 2017 to give cricket ‘a go’.

Shaw Cricket Club hosted the last of a series of Soft Ball Cricket Festivals in Lancashire that have been rolled out across the county this summer, and they were the perfect hosts turning the event into a real fun event for all the family. There was a free glass of prosecco on arrival for all the women served in a branded glass, food and refreshments, a photo booth and a free t-shirt for all who took part.

Julie Durrant speaking on behalf of Lancashire Cricket Board said: “Soft Ball Cricket is a new, fun, fast, social game for all abilities featuring a, you guessed it, soft ball. The festival was aimed at encouraging new women into cricket and their friends to come along to have a great first experience of the game. The games were 6-a-side and the rules are designed to make the games fun, fast and easy to pick up!”

Craig Thompson, spokesperson at Shaw Cricket Club speaking after the event added: “It was great to see so many women turn up and take part. We hosted the last festival this summer so wanted to ensure we had a real festival atmosphere and the women participating felt relaxed, not judged and could learn new skills in an inclusive family atmosphere. We definitely achieved this!

“Teams were encouraged to make up names, which included, Jalapeno Hotties, Flower Fluff Girls and Vivacious Voluptuous Oh So Venomous Vixens to name just a few. Everyone had a great time and cricket was definitely the winner.

“I am so pleased with the turn out and that we can now use this event as a great base to develop women’s cricket at the club going forward.”

Shaw CC Women's Soft Ball Cricket Festival 2017

Photo: Shaw CC Women's Soft Ball Cricket Festival 2017

For further information about future Women’s Soft Ball Festivals visit our dedicated Women's Soft Ball Festival page or contact Julie Durrant on 07507 057692 or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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