Charlbury’s Women’s section has been running for 9 years initially playing friendlies against local teams. We are now playing in Division 2 of the Midlands League which is a highly competitive league. We play in the Oxfordshire Women’s Midweek league which was set up last year to bridge the gap between Girls Youth Cricket and the Midlands league cricket. This was very successful and unexpectedly has given the opportunity for some Mums who had never had the chance to play cricket to join in, the league has grown this year from 6 teams to 8 teams. We have also entered the OCB Indoor Competitions a new initiative by the OCB this year.
By entering all 3 competitions we hope to cater for every ability from beginners to County players from able U13 girls and upwards.
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 also captains our mens third team which is used to introduce Charlbury’s Youth players both girls and boys to OCA League Cricket.
Charlbury’s Girl’s section has been running longer than the women’s. We enter all the competitions that we can. These are:
- U11 Tournaments – 2 Friendly and the Lady Taverners
- U13 Oxfordshire League and Lady Taverners Knockout competition
- U15 Oxfordshire League and Lady Taverners Knockout competition
Following last year’s success we will again be entering the Boys U13 Gauntlett Goblet. This was great fun last year culminating in a win against a local boys side who will remain nameless!
We are also available for any friendly games that can be arranged.
Girls’ training has been moved to Monday evenings and will be at 6pm to 7.30pm
Monday evenings are aimed at girls in year 5 to year 10 and the 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 under the overall guidance of our Head Coach Matt Woods. We changed our training evening this year from Fridays as it will improve the quality of the training we can give the girls. We will have more room for the individual groups to train in and 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 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 this year throughout the three age groups we have twelve girls who are playing development and County Cricket.
If you are interested in joining us please contact:
Fiona Currie – Women’s Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrea Mayho – Girl’s Manager: email@example.com