Whats the deal then?
To enter a festival, all you need to do is find seven other women, form a team and register! It’s that simple! All abilities are welcome and the equipment will be provided. Team registrations are completely free of charge. These festivals are ideal for clubs who have new players who want to experience cricket in a fun, safe and social environment!
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.