Howzat for Something Different?
26th June 2017
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Something different is coming to Cumbria this Summer!  No pain, all gain! Soft ball cricket is a new, fun, fast and social game for all abilities.

Women’s Soft Ball Cricket Festivals are set to take over this Summer during the ICC (International Cricket Council) Women’s World Cup. Cumbria Cricket will be working with local clubs to deliver six inspiring and action-packed soft ball festivals across the county in July 2017.

Each festival is being developed with the focus on delivering an exceptional experience, and will be packed with entertainment including BBQs, music, and face painting!

Everyone is welcome, regardless of ability it doesn’t matter if you’ve never played cricket; in fact the Women’s Soft Ball Cricket Festivals are specifically aimed at women who have not experienced the game before.  The games are designed to be fast, and fun with eight players per team (you must be aged 14 or older to take part in the games)

Just come along with friends and family, take part and have fun, enjoy the atmosphere and experience a great day out. You don’t need any special kit to take part; all equipment is provided – including a free t-shirt. Car parking and changing rooms are provided on site too.

Penny Thompson, Director of Women and Girls' Cricket says: ““We are delighted to be launching this national initiative in women’s cricket here in Cumbria. So many girls and women across the county are discovering cricket now, and they are showing us all how fun it can be in new and different formats. Women’s Soft Ball is a brilliant case of mixing up the rules to make the sport fit the players and I think we can all expect something very different from these festival days!”

To get involved the links to register for free – as an individual or team - are available through the Cumbria Cricket website: and The Women’s Soft Ball Cricket Festivals will be held across Cumbria in July 2017 at the following venues:

2nd July Temple Sowerby Cricket Club
2nd July Carlisle Cricket Club
9th July Egremont Cricket Club
9th July South Lakes Maidens, Lindal Moor Cricket Club
16th July Burneside Cricket Club, Kendal
16th July Keswick Cricket Club

For further information about the Women’s Soft Ball Festivals please contact Laura Marshall, Women and Girls’ Development Officer, via email on or Mobile 07738174477. 

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