Egremont shows #thisgirlcan in Cricket

By Robert Haile
#ThisGirlCan: Egremont Cricket Club showed that girls can play just as well as the men   -photo by Robert Haile

#ThisGirlCan: Egremont Cricket Club showed that girls can play just as well as the men -photo by Robert Haile

EGREMONT Cricket Club hosted a girls’s only cricket camp with Lindal Moor’s Australian Georgia Hendy, Lancashire Thunder’s Laura Marshall and Cumbria’s Kirby Linton on Monday August 22 as part of the drive to increase participation in the sport.

The small group were put through their paces with batting, bowling and fielding drills before a quick game of off-side cricket.

The girls played a game of diamond cricket before facing the ‘Lobster’.

The Lobster is a machine that sends balls out at a set height and speed, each girl faced up to three balls ran round a set area before having to send the bat down the line and when a batter was out the bat was removed.

After the girls, it was the women’s turn on as ladies descended on Egremont for the first Prosecco Cricket match.

The 15 women were split into two teams, given t-shirts and the cricket began with the fielding team rotating so everyone got a chance to bowl and the batters coming out in pairs to face four overs before the next pair came out.

After the first match the Prosecco was brought out for over-18s and the barbecue was opened.

Before a shorter two overs each game was started in which the coaches couldn’t resist joining in.

It was a success, inspiring great ideas.