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Softball Festivals

The festivals are partly aimed at women who haven’t played cricket before and bringing teams together for a day full of fun packed social cricket which includes friendly matches, camaraderie, food and music.

2019 Festivals 

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To enter a festival, all you need to do is find seven other women, form a team and register!  It’s that simple!  All abilities are welcome and the equipment will be provided. Team registrations are completely free of charge.  These festivals are ideal for clubs who have new players who want to experience cricket in a fun, safe and social environment! 

What’s the deal then?  

The game is played with a softer ball (hard foam centre), so it means no pads, helmets etc are required!  The rules are very simple and designed to get every team member involved!  In your team of eight, each pair bat for two overs (12 balls) and if you given out, your team simply loses five runs, but remain in!  Ideally each player in your team will bowl; overarm, or underarm!  

Each team that enters will receive:
– A Softball festival T-shirt 
– Lots of Fun

Typically available on the day:
– Food and drink including BBQ

Player guide for the festival 

Where is my nearest festival? 

DateVenueTimeBooking Link
12th May 2019Midsomer Norton Cricket Club 2.00pm StartBook a place for your team
9th June 2019Taunton St Andrews Cricket Club 2.00pm Start Book a place for your team
7th July 2019Uphill Castle Cricket Club2.00pm Start Book a place for your team
21st July 2019Clevedon Cricket Club2.00pm Start Book a place for your team
4th August 2019Street Cricket Club2.00pm Start Book a place for your team
18th August 2019Wiveliscombe Cricket Club 2.00pm Start Book a place for your team
21st August 2019Cooper Associates County GroundTBCBook a place for your team

Bubbles & Bats Festivals 

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Our Bubbles and Bats Programme is a great social introduction to softball cricket.   Bubbles & bats is ideal women who can muster a team of work-mates, coerce a team of friends or persuade your sport team to try a new activity!   With teams of six players competing in a fun, fast and friendly game, is there a better way to spend an evening.   To enter our Bubbles & Bats Festival each team is required to pay £15 on arrival at the festival.  For the entry fee, each team will receive

  • A bottle of prosecco for their team – presented at the end of the evening
  • Women’s softball player T-Shirt
  • A wonderful evening of cricket!

Trophies awarded on the night for; Catch, Shot and Ball of the Day, as well Team of the day!  

All equipment is provided, all you need to do is arrive as a team of six, wearing something that is comfortable and suitable for some physical activity!  

Where is my nearest Bubbles & Bats Festival?

DateVenueTime Booking Link
3rd May 2019Wiveliscombe Cricket Club6.30pm-8.30pmBook Here
7th May 2019Portishead
6.30pm - 8.30pmBook Here
10th May 2019Long Ashton Cricket Club 6.30pm - 8.30pmBook Here
16th May 2019Stanton Drew Cricket Club 6.30pm - 8.30pmBook Here
17th May 2019Midsomer Norton Cricket Club 6.30pm - 8.30pmBook Here
15th May 2019Beckington Cricket Club 6.30pm - 8.30pmBook Here
7th June 2019Ilton Cricket Club6.30pm-8.30pmBook Here
12th June 2019Staplegrove Cricket Club 6.30pm - 8.30pmBook Here
13th June 2019Frome Cricket Club 6.30pm - 8.30pmBook Here
24th June 2019Taunton Deane Cricket Club 6.30pm - 8.30pmBook Here
28th June 2019 South Petherton Cricket Club 6.30pm - 8.30pmBook Here
11th July 2019 Wembdon Cricket Club 6.30pm - 8.30pmBook Here
1st August 2019 Uphill Cricket Club 6.30pm - 8.30pmBook Here
15th August 2019 Wellington Cricket Club 6.30pm - 8.30pmBook Here
21st August 2019 Bath Cricket Club 6.30pm - 8.30pmBook Here

Bubbles & Bats Rules 

  • Games are played in a social and friendly manner 
  • A team is six players
  • Players bat in pairs
  • Each batting pair faces two overs between them (12 balls) 
  • Each person bowls an over (6 balls) overarm or under arm
  • Each time a player is ‘out’ the team loses 5 runs, but the batter remains ‘in’ and continues to bat for the duration of the 12 balls
  • A player can be given ‘out’ by being bowled, caught, stumped, run out or hitting their own wicket!
  • YOU MUST HAVE FUN!!
Bubbles and Bats Bath example flyer

Bubbles and Bats Bath example flyer