Prosecco Cricket – Women’s Soft Ball Cricket Festival comes to Tameside

By GreaterSport | 14 August 2017 | TAGS: cricket, womens cricket


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The popular England & Wales Cricket Board Women’s Soft Ball Cricket Festival, branded in Lancashire as Prosecco Cricket, is to come to Tameside, with Ashton Cricket Club to host this prestigious event on Monday 28 August from 1:00pm – 4:00pm.

So ladies, if you’re feeling inspired by the England Women’s Cricket Team winning the World Cup and want to give cricket a go this summer now’s your chance. The festival has been created to get more women involved in the game of cricket. No pain, all gain! Soft Ball Cricket is a new, fun, fast, social game for all abilities featuring a, you guessed it, soft ball.

Stan Adshead from Ashton Cricket Club is delighted his club has been selected to host this prestigious festival to be held on the August bank holiday weekend. He said: “We are excited to be part of a series of festivals that are being rolled out across Lancashire. With the success of England Women at the World Cup now is the perfect time for us to offer this opportunity to play cricket and get more women involved locally.

“The festival is aimed at encouraging new women into cricket and their friends to come along to have a great first experience of the game. The fun and friendly games will be 6-a-side, using a soft ball, under arm bowling and the rules are designed to make the games fun, fast and easy to pick up! There will also be a free glass of prosecco on arrival served in a branded glass, plenty of off field entertainment, plus a free t-shirt for all who take part. There is no dress code and all equipment is provided.”

Julie Durrant, LCB’s Women’s Soft Ball Festival Coordinator added: “We are delighted to be working with Ashton Cricket Club to host one of our events. This event has been planned to ensure women feel supported, relaxed, not judged and learn new skills in an inclusive atmosphere. So why not come along and join in the fun".

The festival is for teams of 6 players so get your team together and sign up today for just £25 by clicking  here

For further information about Prosecco Cricket – Women’s Soft Ball Cricket please contact Julie Durrant on 07507 057692 or via email

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