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Weekly Edition - Publication date:- 2017-05-08

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Prosecco Cricket - Women's Soft Ball Cricket Festival comes to Churchtown Cricket Club

LADIES fancy giving cricket a go this summer? Churchtown Cricket Club has been selected to host one of the England and Wales Cricket Board Soft Ball Cricket Festivals, branded in Lancashire as Prosecco Cricket, which has been created to get more women involved in the game of cricket. No pain, all gain! Soft Ball Cricket is a new, fun, fast, social game for all abilities featuring a, you guessed it, soft ball.

Greg Pennington from Churchtown Cricket Club is delighted his club has been selected to host a prestigious festival to be held, on Sunday, 13 August 2017, starting at 1pm as part of the club's Annual President's Day. He said:- "We are delighted to be working with the Lancashire Cricket Board on this festival. We have trialled women's cricket at the club and there was a great response. With the success of England Women at the Women's World Cup, now is the perfect time for us to offer the opportunity to play cricket to more women in Southport. It's going to a fantastic day and we are hoping to build on the festival for 2018 and beyond."
 
The Soft Ball festival is aimed at encouraging new women in to cricket and their friends to come along to have a great 1st experience of the game. The fun and friendly games will be 6 a side, using a soft ball, under arm bowling and the rules are designed to make the games fun, fast and easy to pick up!

There will also be a free glass of prosecco on arrival served in a branded glass, plenty of off field entertainment, plus a free t-shirt for all who take part. There is no dress code and all equipment is provided.  Julie Durrant, LCB's Women's Soft Ball Festival Coordinator added:- "We are delighted to be working with Churchtown Cricket Club to host 1 of our events. This event has been planned to ensure women feel supported, relaxed, not judged and learn new skills in an inclusive atmosphere. So why not come along and join in the fun."
 
The event is for teams of 6 players so get your team together and sign up today. The event is completely free to take part.  For further information about the event please contact Julie Durrant on:- 07507 057692 or via email. More about Women's Soft Ball Cricket Festivals available on the LCB website or book directly online.

 

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