Women & Girls Section

womens_photo_01Charlbury’s Women’s section has been running for approximately 13 years initially playing friendlies against local teams. We are now playing in Premier Division of the Midlands League which is a highly competitive league. We play in the Oxfordshire Women’s Midweek league which was set up five years ago to bridge the gap between Girls Youth Cricket and Midlands league cricket. This was very successful and unexpectedly has given the opportunity for some less experienced ladies to play in a more relaxed environment.  During the winter we also enter the OCB Indoor Competition, which is a fast and furious tournament with players of varying experience and ability. We won this tournament in 2018.  This year we are very excited to be entering a second team in the Home Counties Womens League, giving even more opportunities for our ladies and girls.

 

By entering different competitions we hope to cater for every ability from beginners to County players from able U13 girls and upwards.  We are also looking to play some Sunday friendlies against local teams.

Winter indoor nets will start in January on Sunday evenings.  Please check the website for details nearer the time.

During the summer we will be running training sessions on Wednesday evenings at 6.30pm for any players wishing to play in our womens teams. The women are also able to join the mens training on Thursday evenings at 6.30pm.

Charlbury is incredibly supportive of its women and girls players. For a number of years now our women and the more talented girls have played regular cricket for the mens teams. Our Womens team Captain, captained our mens third team for many years, and is still heavily invovled,  which is a great link for to introduce Charlbury’s Youth players both girls and boys to League Cricket.

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Charlbury’s Girl’s section has been running longer than the women’s. We enter as many competitions as we are able to.  Many of our girls play in the boys teams and most definitely hold their own!

In the 2018 season we entered a full team of girls in the Boys U13 Gauntlett Goblet. This was great fun, and we had wins against local rivals who will remain nameless!  In 2019 we will be entering an all girls team in the U13 League, as currently there are few opportunities to play matches against other girls teams.

We have entered the Lady Taverners U15 T20 competition in 2019 and are looking forward to progressing in this, after having a short run in this competition last year.

We are also available for any friendly games that can be arranged.

Girls’ training for Under 13 upwards is with the women’s section both in the Winter and Summer, please see above for days and times.

girls_photo_01The younger girls train with the boys on a Friday evening from 6.30pm to 8pm. The girls are divided into ability groups each group lead by a qualified coach.

We feel that the Under 13 girls have benefited from training with the ladies as it has integrated them with the ladies team.  It also means we will have access to the nets when needed.

As mentioned above the older and more able girls have the opportunity to play in the women’s teams. The girls are monitored during training by the coaches who themselves play for the women. When we think they are ready they will be invited to play in the Oxfordshire Midweek league and Home Counties League games and will go on to play in the more serious Midland League games.

Our primary aim with our training and games is for the girls to enjoy their cricket, if they don’t they will not carry on playing. Having said that we continually strive to improve the training we give the girls so that they can reach their full potential. We are very proud of the fact that we have numerous girls who are playing development and County Age Group Cricket.

If you are interested in joining us please contact:

Fiona Currie – Women’s Manager: fiona@advancevision.co.uk

Vicky Strode – Women’s Captain: victoriastrode@hotmail.com

Alex Westbury – Girl’s Manager: alexandrawestbury@yahoo.co.uk