Women's Soft Ball Festivals

The 2022 summer will action packed, with Women’s Soft Ball Festivals taking place across Gloucestershire.

The scheme aims to attract women who have never played before and ex-players who are interested in getting back into cricket.

No experience is necessary and all ages and abilities are welcome. Festivals are fun, sociable and a great way to get active.

Mums of Juniors and All Stars

Wives, girlfriends & friends of existing players

Daughters/Sisters 14+ of existing players

Female sports teams/players seeking a summer sport

Ex-players who want to get back into cricket

Existing players who don't want to play hard ball

What is the format?

  • 8-a-side soft ball matches
  • Clubs will play 3 matches per festival against other clubs of similar experience/ability levels
Women's Soft Ball Festival Flyer 2022


To sign-up to any of our 2022 Soft Ball Festivals, please see the table below.

May 8thMoreton Marsh10am - 1pmFreeBook
May 15thCheltenham1pm - 4pmFreeBook
May 22ndHambrook1pm - 4pmFreeBook
May 29thThornbury11am - 2pmFreeBook
June 5thStroud10am - 1pmFreeBook
June 12thQuedgeley & Hardwicke10am - 1pmFreeBook
June 19thStapleton1pm - 4pmFreeBook
June 26thTetbury1pm - 4pmFreeBook
July 3rdCoalpit Heath10am - 1pmFreeBook
July 10thBristol West Indian Phoenix11am - 2pmFreeBook
July 17thTwyford House2pm - 5pmFreeBook
July 17thHuntley10am - 1pmFreeBook
July 31stWestbury-on-Severn10am - 1pmFreeBook
August 7thHatherley & Reddings1pm - 4pmFreeBook
August 14thBrislington11am - 2pmFreeBook
Cricket Players (SVG)

What happened in 2021?

In Gloucestershire the number of festivals and teams taking part grew in 2021 with 30 teams from 22 clubs participating at 12 different events.

There were over 600 different players last season – up from 524 the previous year.

Club Name
Charlton Kings
Chipping Campden
Coalpit Heath
Down Hatherley
Hatherley & Reddings
Quedgeley & Hardwicke
Stoke Bishop
Twyford House
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.