Women's Softball Cricket at Grayshott

In 2020, Grayshott Cricket Club will be launching Women’s softball cricket aimed at 13 years and above. The club ran a couple of taster sessions in 2019 which proved very popular and with the growing popularity in women’s sport the club is organising Women’s Softball with the emphasis on enjoyment and fun whilst playing the great game of cricket.

If you have any queries on Womens’ Softball Cricket at the club please do not hesitate to contact me on 07508 186703  or via email at francesca_13@live.co.uk

Francesca Haywood
Women’s Softball Coach

Join Francesca for Women's Softball Cricket?

Fun based Coaching Sessions for Women’s Softball start in 2020, date and time to be confirmed soon. They will take place at the Sportsfield in Grayshott and will run for a period of 13 weeks

They will led by a fully qualified female ECB Coach Francesca Haywood pictured here who talks passionately about Women’s Cricket.

“Women’s cricket is the biggest up and coming sport in the country so now is the best time to give it a go. Having a younger brother meant I have been around cricket for a long time but I never thought about playing myself until I attended university and instantly sparked a love for the game. I set up my universities first ever ladies team which, in only their second season won the league to be promoted to the highest division for our sport.

This team was made up of players who had never played before coupled with those who have. Watching these girls grow as a team and seeing those improve over the years was a fantastic feeling.

In the summer of 2018 I became an All Star Activator at a local club and helped to coach youngsters for their first experience of cricket. I wanted to expand my knowledge of coaching and embarked on a level 2 coaching course in February of 2019. This allowed me to play a more active role in the coaching of my university team and the under 9’s team at my local club.

Women’s cricket is something I am very passionate about as I feel it is a sport we can all play and enjoy.

Cricket is a game for all, whether you have no knowledge of the game or have seen you child participating. We want you to be a part of the Grayshott CC Women’s Softball team. All equipment will be provided, we just need you and a give it a go attitude……”

What Equipment is required?

No equipment is required as it is Softball Cricket and the club will provide any equipment required. An incrediball (a soft version of a cricket ball) is used so no protective equipment is required. The club will provide bats, stumps and balls for everyone to use.

There is no need to spend lots of money on equipment but do recommend purchasing a womens’ club shirt, which in 2019 will be subsidised by the club.

So what next?

You can register online here via the club’s online registration portal, just select Option W20. Even better Membership is FREE in 2020 so register today.

Once registered you will also start to receive regular updates from the club. As well as some coaching sessions we hope to take part in approx four mini tournaments spread across the season – hopefully making this easier for attendees than every weekend. We envisage a 2pm start time.

The games will be Softball only, pairs game with either 12 or 20 overs depending on what experience the teams have. Therefore everyone gets a chance to bat, bowl and field with 10 players per team, all against local sides.

Supporting Women's Softball Cricket in 2020

The club is looking for a Woman’s Sponsor in 2020 so if you know a business or an individual who would like to support this initiative just contact Francesca

Get Involved with Women's Cricket

If you want to improve your cricket, one of the ways is to become a coach. The club will fund the cost of your course and you can join me in developing women’s cricket at the club

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