Girls Competitions

An action packed calendar of exciting festivals, tournaments and leagues for girls teams to enter throughout the season.

Under 11

At the Under 11 Girls age group, competitions are in the form of Kwik Cricket Festivals that clubs are invited to bring teams to. The format is such to mirror the extensive amounts of Kwik Cricket played in schools, providing a fast and developmental format for girls to experience the game. The festivals are hosted by cricket clubs with girls sections and aim to cover different parts of the County, ensuring clubs always have a local festival. The festivals operate on an underpinning principle of cooperation, and it is not unusual for clubs to pool players together to ensure girls get the opportunity to play. Typically 3-4 festivals will take place across the summer.

Also for the Under 11 Girls age group is the Lady Taverners Under 11 Girls soft ball festival. This is a national competition which can see a club progress through the rounds to play the strongest Under 11 Girls teams in the Country.

Normally there will be a designated Gloucestershire Under 11 tournament which will double up as the Gloucestershire round of the Lady Taverners competition, so be sure to keep an eye on dates to ensure your club doesn’t miss out.

Girls Summer Competitions

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Under 13

At the Under 13 Girls Age Group competition comes in both soft ball and hard ball form. For clubs looking for soft-ball competitions, this is provided through the Lady Taverners U13 Competition. The format is a short version of the game which is played with an incredi-ball, providing a developmental format for those new or learning the game. The Gloucestershire round of the competition is played in a festival format on one day, providing an enjoyable day of cricket for players and parents alike. Like the Under 11 LT competition, there is the chance to progress through to regional and national rounds for teams to challenge clubs from around the Country.

There are two avenues of competition for clubs looking for hard-ball competition at this age group. Within Gloucestershire we have an Under 13 Girls hard-ball league which is played in a pairs cricket format, whereby any club is welcome to enter. Depending on the number of clubs wishing to enter, this can provide approximately 8 fixtures per year.

Supplementing the U13 Gloucestershire Girls League, is the U13 Lady Taverner’s hard-ball competition which is a T20 knock out format. The initial round will feature competition with local teams before progressing through the ranks to teams further afield.

Under 15

Hard-ball cricket is the only provision available for the Under 15 age group. The March Commercial Under 15 Girls Blast League is based on the Women’s International T20s, which sees young players compete in fast paced matches with, and against, their friends in a great social atmosphere. In 2017, the GCB revamped competition, which caused a surge in the number of teams taking part from four to eleven. The innovative 9-a-side, 16 overs per inning format inspires and enthuses young people to stay in the game at their clubs.

Clubs in Gloucestershire, wearing coloured kit, playing music and smashing a pink ball around has made a huge impact and is helping to:

  • Retain young players within the game by providing them with additional opportunities to play with friends
  • Encourage more girls to transition from youth to adult cricket
  • Create exciting match day experiences
  • Create volunteering opportunities for young players within the club

For more information or to get involved, please contact Laura Charles-Price Women’s & Girls’ Development Officer.

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.