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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 was 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. In 2010 there will now be three girls teams in the League: Lisvane, Newport and Gwent Girls (whose girls come from teams across Gwent).  There is also a Gwent U13 squad, formed of girls from these teams, which plays against other counties and attends a three-day festival at Llandovery in August.  Details of the squad and reports of its matches can be found by clicking on the U13 button above.

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.