The Lady Taverners indoor schools and outdoor clubs girls’ cricket competitions provide opportunities for girls to get into cricket. These opportunities to play were provided at both informal and competitive levels with a progression pathway to local clubs and development programmes.
Lady Taverners U13 and U15 girls school indoor competitions
Following the restrictions caused by the impact of Covid-19 this competition has been amended for 2021 to county level only with each county board having the option of organising outdoor cricket as opposed to running the traditional indoor competition. Due to the difficulties of travel there will be no regional or national finals this year however we very much hope to be able to revert back to the extremely popular indoor competition in 2022 culminating with the national finals being held at the MCC Indoor Academy at Lord’s Cricket Ground.
Lady Tavs U11 & U13 Girls Club Softball
The aim is to provide a fun introduction to the game for girls at cricket clubs and encourage fair play by all. Organised by CCBs during the season, club softball includes a series of tournaments and festival days that will determine county winners for each age group.
Format – 8-a-side, softball, pairs cricket, runs total starts at 200 with five runs deducted for every wicket lost, all players encouraged to bowl.
Please contact Sue Laister for details of your CCB organiser.
Deadline for entry in the 2021 competition is 26 March 2021. This is open to all clubs affiliated to the ECB through their CCBs.
Lady Tavs U13 & U15 Girls Club T20
Following the restrictions caused by the impact of Covid-19 this competition has been amended for 2021. The early rounds for both age groups are being regionalised to minimise travel distances where possible. The four regional group winners will compete at the national finals which are being held at Neston CC, Cheshire on Wednesday 18 August for U13s and Thursday 19 August for U15s.
The aim is to provide girls at cricket clubs an opportunity to transition to hard ball cricket within a competitive structure against teams of a similar age whilst still making the game fun and sociable.
Format – 8 a side, hard ball, T20 rules.
Hotel accommodation and meals are organised and funded by ECB for all teams on the night prior to finals day.
Deadline for entry in the 2021 competition is 12 February 2020. This is open to all clubs affiliated to the ECB through their CCBs. The competition is administered centrally by the ECB competitions team and the play-cricket website is used for communication of fixtures and results.
For more details about the programme please email Sue Laister (Sue.Laister@ecb.co.uk) at the ECB or call 07900 757453.