Just why so many women and girls have been taking up cricket


We hope that you enjoyed the film now hear more from these converts to cricket... 


Hester Evans- Ford Ladies Softball Cricket Captain (Northop Hall Cricket Club)  

Hester started playing cricket two years ago after watching her husband and son play cricket with the attitude of “if they can do it then I can do it.” She loves being part of the team which includes several ladies who have not had any previous experience of cricket at all.   Her message to other ladies is “if I can do it then you can do it!”   “From the first Softball tournament that Northop Hall CC ran at their family day in 2018, I knew this club would be a fantastic place for all women and girls to be able to part in the Cricket whether it be for competitive reason or even for social reasons. Having Hester as their captain can and will only make the women’s teams grow, passing her enthusiasm of the game onto the other ladies and girls around the club!”

Laura Nicholls (Women & Girls’ Cricket Development Officer North Wales)  


Hannah Jones Player (Bethesda Cricket Club)

Hannah first started playing cricket in year 7 at her secondary school and then at her local club Bethesda who made a link with the school and started to offer girls’ & Women’s cricket sessions. It was a sport new to her which she wanted to learn about.  


Ann Griffiths All Stars Activator, Player, Junior Coordinator, Welfare Officer & Committee Member (Montgomery Cricket Club)

Ann has volunteered in cricket for several years and organised the first Women’s Softball Cricket Festival at Montgomery Cricket Club in 2019 which saw 20 ladies new to the sport taking part across a variety of age groups.   Ann’s message to other ladies looking to get involved in cricket is to “look up your local club and get out there and do it.”  


Bernie Connelly Ladies Captain & Ladies representative on the committee Dolgellau Cricket Club

Bernie has been involved in softball cricket since 2017 and loves the game which she calls exciting, fun as well as having given her the opportunity to learn new skills and play in a team.   “Bernie has been a fundamental member of the Dolgellau Ladies cricket team, always bringing smiles and laughter with her, even after falling on her bum. Bernie is exactly the lady that the club needed to bring more people into the club and progress the game for all!”

Laura Nicholls (Women & Girls’ Cricket Development Officer North Wales)  


To get join in the fun, contact:-

South East Wales  Rebecca Thomas  [email protected]

North Wales          Laura Nicholls      [email protected]

South West Wales  Laura Price          [email protected]


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