Women & Girls

It is an exciting time for women’s and girls’ cricket as the number of opportunities continue to grow significantly across Gloucestershire.

Girls CompetitionsThere are now 57 women’s or girl’s sections at cricket clubs across the county, meaning a comprehensive competition structure is very much required to suit players of all ages, abilities and experience levels, whilst fulfilling everyone’s ambitions and needs.

The female game is the fastest growing form of cricket in the county and so we have added additional resource to meet the requirements. Girls only competitions at primary and secondary school, Dynamos girl’s only programmes, girl’s club competition pathway from 9 to seniors as well as a performance programme that is unmatched by most, is only part of what is on offer. We are hugely proud of what we deliver in this space and look forward to growing the game so much more.

Women's Hard Ball League

The exciting 20 over hard ball competition is split into North and South Leagues to provide local competitive cricket for clubs across the County.

The Gloucestershire Cricket Foundation (GCF) Women’s Hard Ball League is a county wide competition played using standard rules. Leagues are split geographically into North and South Leagues, with each team playing a minimum of seven matches.

What is the format?
Matches are 20 overs-a-side but longer formats can be played if both clubs are in agreement. For more information or to get involved, please contact Laura Charles-Price Women’s & Girls’ Development Officer.

Women's & Girls Cricket Competitions

Cotswold District Women's Cricket League

The popular 20 over hard ball league provides local cricket for clubs across the Cotswolds and Cheltenham.

In 2013, a women’s cricket league was set up in conjunction with the Cotswold District Cricket Association to provide local cricket for new women’s teams emerging in the area. While it isn’t run by the GCB, it is fully supported and endorsed.

The league is 20 overs-a-side, hard ball and uses standard rules. Fixtures are flexible and can be arranged to suit clubs’ schedules. Each team will play approximately 12 matches per season.

For more information or to get involved, please contact Louise Findlay-Wilson League Co-ordinator by email louise@energypr.co.uk

Laura Charles-Price / Women & Girls Development Officer

Laura Charles-Price / Women & Girls Development Officer

Laura’s role is to grow, sustain and support the recreational Women and Girls game across Gloucestershire from All Stars and Dynamos Cricket through to Ladies Soft and Hard Ball.  She supports clubs in ensuring they are creating a welcoming environment for Women and Girls to play recreationally and oversees all Gloucestershire Cricket Foundation leagues from Girls U9 festivals through to working with community programmes to enhance opportunities available to Women and Girls within the leadership and playing of cricket.

In addition, Laura also leads the Girls County Age Group winter and summer Programmes from U11’s through to U18’s and County Women. No day is the same, making each day extremely exciting and rewarding as the Women and Girls game continues to go from strength to strength.