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New girls' section launched at Alcester & Ragley Park Cricket Club

ALCESTER & Ragley Park CC has established a new girls' section as part of their efforts to drive the growth of the sport locally.

Alcester & Ragley Park CC has established a new girls' section.
Alcester & Ragley Park CC has established a new girls' section.

Club chiefs hope Alcester & Ragley Park can be “an outstanding example of inclusion and equality in cricket” and they say accommodating women’s and girls’ cricket is an “important aspect” of achieving that.

As part of their efforts to increase inclusion and equality, the Cotswold Hills League club has established a girls’ section, offering the transition from softball to hardball cricket for those aged between nine and 13.

Girls aged 14 and over are also invited to join the women’s team training sessions. Support will also be offered to those juniors who wish to work towards playing Saturday or Sunday adult cricket.

To support the growth of the girls’ section, the club has funded coaches Ashlee Powell and David Magnall to complete their Level 2 ECB coaching course.

Powell said: “With the popular Hundred series set to return with a bang this summer and more air time for women’s cricket on TV, we hope that more and more girls will be inspired to get involved and take part in cricket.”

The next step for the girls’ section is to find a sponsor to provide a new kit. Anyone who can offer support to the girls’ section or is interested in joining should email girlscricket@arpcc.org.uk.

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