This year we have supported a number of clubs with girl only sections who are eager to play against other girls sections. In recognition of this and with the support of clubs, we implemented a girls soft ball programme for Under 11 and Under 13s. This has proven to be very successful despite the rain interfering!
On the 14th July we hosted our final festival and this allowed clubs to complete for the title of Under 11’s Lady Taverners Club Champions. This event was kindly accommodated by Wembdon CC, whom we thank for their time in preparing pitches and the use of their club.
The day saw seven clubs play a number of fixtures that concluded with Chard and Broadway & Horton contesting the final. Despite the batting totals being very equal, it was Chard’s hot shot bowlers who secured them an additional 25 runs taking a total of five wickets and thus leading them to a 21 run victory!
Congratulations to Chard! The day, like the other festivals, were played in a great spirit. All clubs arrive with the same ethos of ensuring the girls have a great experience. Although the games are competitive, the spirit to assist, share and support each other makes these days one to enjoy.
We would like to thank all the clubs/volunteers/players and parents that have invested their time into the girls U11 and U13 soft ball programme this year. Without your time, commitment, energy and passion the opportunities for the girls to play would not be possible. Thank you!
We still recognise there is much to develop in the provision for girls only hard ball cricket, but we continue to try and work with the clubs in developing the most appropriate programme.
If you are interested in starting a girls team or would like to be involved next year, then please contact us.