ENTRY INTO THE GIRL'S SOFTBALL LEAGUE IS OPEN NOW!

2022 saw the launch of the Devon Cricket Girl's Softball League - a move made in response to the growth in girl's playing and the need to a more formal playing offer for established teams. The hard work of volunteers at clubs at clubs and the more connected approach of working in schools and clubs has seen a big increase in the number of potential teams and girls accessing the game. 

Working with the youth leagues, the girls leagues will be centrally run so that they can be newly established and managed by Devon Cricket. For detailed team information, you can visit the Devon Cricket Girl's Leagues and Competitions page

The formation of the leagues from under 11 upwards means girls have a clear pathway (see graphic below)  from All Stars to both the women's hardball and softball leagues. It is a very exciting time for girl's cricket in the county.

 

 

 

DEVON CRICKET SOFTBALL LEAGUE

Under 11 rules (click graphic)

Under 13 rules (click graphic)

       

2024 UNDER 11 COUNTDOWN SOFTBALL LEAGUE
WEST SOUTH EAST CENTRAL
Hatherleigh Bovey Tracey Budleigh Salterton Clyst St George
Ivybridge Chagford Cullompton Heathcoat
Tavistock South Devon Culmstock Sandford
Whitchurch Teignmouth Sidmouth  

 

 

2024 UNDER 13 COUNTDOWN SOFTBALL LEAGUE
Clyst St George Paignton
Exeter South Devon
Exmouth Tavistock
Sandford Teignmouth and Shaldon 
Sidmouth  

 

In 2024 all teams will play 3 times in local group festivals and at the end of the season West group will meet South group at a central venue and East group will meet the Central group for a final season group festival. Once comepleted, the top two teams from these groups will compete in the finals. 

The Under 11s Coundown Cricket Softball League is a festival based league where each club is the host to all other clubs and all the teams play each other. The games are based on the Hundred Cricket format, using the rules for Countdown Cricket which is part of the Dynamos Programme. All games will be scored by the Countdown Cricket APP and recorded on Play Cricket.

The girls will play two games in each fixture and the pairs format will mean they all get to bat. Managers are encouraged to ensure that all girls bowl and have a chance to have a go at being the wicket keeper. Particiaption is the key so that the girls remain in the game. 

2023 season

In 2023, 14 teams will competed across 3 divisions.

The Under 13s league  contained 9 clubs across 3 regional leagues in the county. 

The festivals were played once a month from April to August.

2023 UNDER 11 DIVISION WINNERS: Sidmouth CC, Cornwood CC, Teignmouth and Shaldon CC, Bovey Tracey CC

2023 LEAGUE WINNERS: Teignmouth and Shaldon CC

 

2023 UNDER 13 DIVISION WINNERS: Exmouth CC,  Exeter CC

2023 LEAGUE WINNERS: Exmouth CC

 

All contacts for clubs can be found here

If you have any questions on any of the above, please contact Ann-Marie Presswell, our Women and Girl's Development Officer

U13 COUNTDOWN CRICKET EAST

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2Clyst St George CC83500000025
3Exeter CC73400000023
4Exmouth CC62400000018
5Sandford CC52300000016

U13 COUNTDOWN CRICKET SOUTHWEST

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1Teignmouth and Shaldon CC76000001035
2Tavistock CC91600002027
3South Devon CC71400011018
4Paignton CC73100030017

U11 COUNTDOWN CRICKET WEST

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2Hatherleigh CC63300000021
3Whitchurch Wayfarers CC63300000021
4Ivybridge CC62400000018

U11 COUNTDOWN CRICKET CENTRAL

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2Clyst St George CC63300000021
3Sandford CC51400000013

U11 COUNTDOWN CRICKET EAST

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1Cullompton CC64200000024
2Culmstock CC64200000024
3Sidmouth CC64200000024
4Budleigh Salterton CC60600000012