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Our softball festivals are aimed at women who haven’t played cricket before or those newer to the game and bringing teams together for a day full of fun packed social cricket which includes friendly matches, camaraderie, food and music.

The game is played with a softer ball (hard foam centre), so it means no pads, helmets etc are required!  The rules are very simple and designed to get every team member involved!  In your team of eight, each pair bat for two overs (12 balls) and if you’re given out the bowling team get given 5 runs, but you remain in!  Ideally each player in your team will bowl; overarm, or underarm!

Festivals are a great way to start your cricket journey as the provide a fun and safe environment to give it a go. The emphasis is not out be being the best team, but about the team that gives it their best! To participate in a festival, players should be in at least year 8 of secondary school and 13 years of age.

For more information, you can download the ECB’s Softball Player Guide – or check out our softball festival pages on our website.

Book your team online: booking.ecb.co.uk/d/j8qyyq