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A Game for Girls

Youth Cricket in Gwent is completely ‘open’ throughout with girls able to play in all competitions.  The game is as much a girls’ game as it a boys’ with the only difference being in the ‘strength’ activities such as fast bowling and six-hitting which manifests itself as they move into adulthood.  To reflect this girls can play ‘one year down’ at Under 11 and Under 13 and ‘two years down’ at Under 15.

For the first time, in 2008, a team of girls is being entered in the The Monmouthshire Building Society Youth Cricket League at Under 11 with the girls still being able to play in the mixed teams of their clubs.

Girls Cricket is still at an early stage of development but many of the Gwent players have represented Wales and the opportunities for regional cricket are growing.  The recent appointment of a Women and Girls Development Officer for Wales, Sarah Ginn, can only hasten the growth of the game.