27 turn up to women’s softball cricket festival at March and in the words of club chairman ‘maximum fun, minimum fuss and no head scratching rules’

Women's softball cricket enthusiasts who turned up at March Cricket Club for a special festival day.

Women's softball cricket enthusiasts who turned up at March Cricket Club for a special festival day. PHOTO: Les Mills - Credit: Archant

It’s been hailed as a revolutionary way to attract more women into the sport and soft ball cricket has become universally popular.

Fun, friends and family has been the theme of its attraction and a nationwide campaign has urged to give it a try.

The sport “celebrates this new kind of cricket for women,” said a spokesperson for the organisers.

March Town Cricket Club has latched onto the interesting, hosting a women’s softball cricket festival with nearly 30 turning up to take part and to learn about the game.

Club chairman Les Mills described it as “maximum fun and minimum fuss with no pads, no hardball, no heavy bat and no head scratching rules.”


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He said: “Everyone enjoyed the evening regardless of their skill levels, fitness or age.”

All those attending a colourful women’s softball tee shirt.

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Mr Mill said: “It was great to have so many ladies and girls attend the softball festival and having a go at playing cricket.

“Some had played before and overall the standard was good. We hope to continue the sessions again next season.”

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