[T]he first wave of Cumbria’s Women’s and Girls Soft Ball Festivals started Sunday 2nd July at Temple Sowerby and Carlisle Cricket Clubs.
A total of 75 women joined in, with 27 playing at Temple Sowerby and 48 at Carlisle, getting the fun and free festivals off to a strong start.
James Farmer from Temple Sowerby Cricket Club said: “It’s just so good to see new people, new faces experiencing something new and old! One lady hasn’t played for fifty years and has just bowled leg spin!”
Laura Marshall, Women’s and Girls Development Officer said: “The atmosphere was brilliant! We were so pleased that the festivals achieved what they set out to do – to deliver fun and inclusive activity. The feedback we have had is really useful. We are keen to ensure we offer activities at whatever level our community is interested in.”
Sarah Earl Women’s and Girls Festival Coordinator said: “The atmosphere was brilliant! And we were so pleased Temple Sowerby’s hard work paid off to deliver a great festival. It was good to be part of some fantastic cricket and some close games. There has been lots of positive feedback, as we work towards making future festivals even better!”
The next Women’s and Girls Soft Ball Festivals are on 9th July at Egremont and Lindal Moor Cricket Club with South Lakes Maidens.
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