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Women’s Soft Ball Cricket Festival returns to Oldham

Women’s Soft Ball Cricket Festival returns to Oldham

2 May 2018

Women’s Soft Ball Cricket is set to return to Oldham this summer and help to get hundreds of women involved in cricket across the county. 


Shaw Cricket Club has been selected to host one of the England & Wales Cricket Board Soft Ball Cricket Festivals, created to get more women involved in the game of cricket.


Soft Ball Cricket is a new, fun, fast, social game for all abilities featuring a soft ball.


Catherine Matley from Shaw Cricket Club is delighted that her club has been selected to host a festival, which will be held on Sunday 6 May, 2018 between 1.00pm – 4.00pm.


Catherine said, “We are the first festival of this kind to be held in a series of 40 festivals across the county this summer and this will help us attract more women from the local community to get involved.


“The festival is aimed at encouraging new women into playing cricket and bringing their friends along to have a great first experience of the game. The fun and friendly games will be six-a-side, using a soft ball with under arm bowling. With rules designed to make the games fun, fast and easy to pick up!”


Players will receive a free glass of prosecco on arrival, while there will also be off-field entertainment, including stalls, food, music, a selfie board, raffle prizes and fun challenges.


All who take part will receive a free festival t-shirt, there is no dress code and all equipment is provided on the day.


Julie Durrant, Lancashire Cricket Foundation’s Women’s Soft Ball Festival co-ordinator, added, “We are delighted to be working with Shaw Cricket Club to host one of our soft ball festivals. This event has been planned to ensure women feel supported, relaxed and able to learn new skills in an inclusive atmosphere. Why not come along and join in the fun?”


The event is for teams of six players, so get your team together and sign up today for just £25 via the link:


For further information about the event, please contact Julie Durrant on 07507 057692 or via email



2 May 2018