As part pf the ECB’s drive for cricket to be a truly gender neutral sport, investment is being made on improving club facilities and creating welcoming environments, ensuring that a generation is inspired to say ‘Cricket is a Game for Me!

Leicestershire County Cricket Club are fully behind this drive & have appointed Mark Hudson as Women & Girl’s Cluster Club Manager.

Mark’s role is to promote growth as well as drive sustainability of girl’s and/or women’s cricket within a local network of community cricket clubs, known as a “Cluster”.

We currently have 13 clubs in the “Cluster”;

  1. Barkby Utd

  2. Bowden

  3. Countesthorpe

  4. Electricity Sports

  5. Houghton & Thurnby

  6. Ketton Sports

  7. Kibworth

  8. Long Whatton

  9. Lutterworth

  10. Market Overton

  11. Melton Mowbray

  12. Shepshed

  13. Sileby Town

Why are we doing this;

  • Women make up 52% of the population but only 7% of our cricket playing population are female – this is our biggest growth opportunity across the game

  • There is considerable opportunity in the existing cricket club network to grow participation for women and girls – only 12% have women’s or girl’s section and churn is high

  • The launch of All Stars Cricket and Women’s Soft Ball has introduced new female players into the game and they now need an effective club offer to enable them to play regularly

  • The current level of club development support focused on women and girls is very small

Find a club

Below is a list of Clubs who are developing or offering opportunities for Women and Girls to participate in Cricket.

Clubs with a Women and/or Girl’s Section

Club

Name

Area

Email

Phone

Barkby Utd

Jemma Spring

Charnwood

monkeybigz@yahoo.co.uk

07412 104960

Bowden

Garry Pyne

Harborough

garrypyne@hotmail.com

07976 774200

Countesthorpe

James Popplewell

Blaby

 leicspops@hotmail.com

07980 951163

De Montfort University

Katie Davis

Leicester City

dmuwomenscricket@gmail.com

Houghton & Thurnby

Arun Sarna

Harborough

 arunsarna@hotmail.com

07967 685547

Ibstock Vixens

Travis Plinston

North West Leicestershire

travisplinston@live.co.uk

TBC

Ketton Sports

Richard Wildsmith

Rutland

richard@polar-ics.co.uk

07815 739360

Kibworth

Ali Wall

Harborough

ali-68@hotmail.co.uk

07725 622621

Leicester Electricity Sports

Heather Powell

Leicester City

hlp4@hotmail.co.uk

07962 236463

Long Whatton

Sonya Buzzard

North West Leicestershire

sonya.buzzard@aggregate.com

07738 134300

Lutterworth

Laura Underwood

Harborough

lauraunderwood35@gmail.com

07597 480461

Market Overton

Sarah Musson

Rutland

sarah_musson@hotmail.co.uk

07447 406605

Melton Mowbray

Pete Hood

Melton

mail@petehood.co.uk

07977 815251

Rothley Park

Niki Patel

Charnwood

niki_p_@hotmail.co.uk

07815 800687

Shepshed

 Stephen Chantrill

Charnwood

stephen.chantrill@gmail.com

07469 927348

Sileby Ladies

 Phoebe Shilton

 Charnwood

ladies@silebytown.co.uk

07554 664870

Grace Dieu

Clare Spence

NWL

mrsspence@gmail.com

07895 757739

If you would like more information about how to get involved in Women’s and Girls’ cricket and joining a club please contact Heather Beattie via 0116 2442198 or  heather@leicestershirecricket.co.uk