In 2021 we saw the launch of Dynamos Cricket, the follow on offer for 8-11 year olds and the County Board supported clubs to take part in the 'Championing Girl's Cricket' Initiative. This initiative helped clubs set up under 11 girls' sections. The success of these programmes has increased the number of girl's accessing cricket across the county.
After consultation with the youth leagues, the 2022 season will see Devon Cricket co-ordinate all girl's cricket to provide a varied and consistent playing offer across the county and ensure that no matter where girls are on their cricket journey, they have an opportunity to take part in cricket in a girl's only environment.
Below are more details about the different aspects of the pathway, starting with the very youngest cricketers.
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Girls may then choose to take a pathway into hardball or softball cricket. At any point in their cricket journey, a girl may choose to move from softball to hardball cricket or from hardball to softball cricket. The important point is that they are still playing cricket.
By providing softball and hardball leagues, girls are able to play the cricket they would like to play and it would be expected that established hardball team players would not be regularly playing in the softball league games.
If your club has cricket provision for girls, then please complete the survey here to see how your club can be involved in girls cricket next season.
If you would like to discuss any of the above further, then please contact Ann-Marie Presswell
From aged 13 onwards, girls are able to play in open age female cricket.
For more information about the Devon Women's Cricket League and Devon Women's Softball League, click the icons below.
Opportunities to play at a higher level are also available and you can find out more that those opportunities here
Outside of the league we have 'Girl's Cricket Week', a week of competitions for all ages in softball and hardball cricket. Information about that week can be found here
If you require any further information or support about any aspects of girl's cricket, then please do no hesitate to contact Ann-Marie Presswell, the Women and Girl's Development Officer