As part of a National programme of ECB Women’s Festivals, the Leicestershire CCC Community Team are running 2 Women’s Soft Ball Cricket Festival’s in the county.

The ‘festival season’ will kick off on Sunday 21st May at Kibworth Cricket Club, which will be followed up by another hosted by Leicester Caribbean Cricket Club on Sunday 6th August.

The festival will consist of teams of 8 playing a quick fire, pairs format of the game with teams taking part in multiple fixtures on the day. The Women’s teams are open to players of any experience and ability! The only age restriction for the teams is players must be 14 years or over.

For those under 14 (and perhaps those who are still young at heart!) there will also be lots of activities around the ground for children to enjoy on the day, including face painting, a bouncy castle and fun cricket activity stations and competitions.

The event is open to all women and girls in the county and teams can sign up via an online booking system, but the festival isn’t just for teams, individuals can also sign up for the event and join a team on the day or just come along to experience the around the ground activities!

*For those teams and individuals who sign up to either festival, before 5pm on Monday 15th May, will be entered into a prize draw to win a Women’s World Cup branded t-shirt signed by the current members of the England Women’s Squad, including captain Heather Knight, world class keeper-batsmen Sarah Taylor, and last summer’s record breaker, Tammy Beaumont. 

For more information on each individual festival and to sign up to the festivals please follow the two links below. You can also get in touch with Tom Leonard for the festival at Kibworth CC ( or Amna Rafiq for the festival at Leicester Caribbean CC (

Kibworth Festival – Sunday 21st May 2017

Leicester Caribbean Festival  – Sunday 6th August 2017