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Girl power has interest at all-time high




Wakerley & Barrowden stages the girls festival on Saturday at their picturesque ground. Photo: Lee Hellwing (2668636)
Wakerley & Barrowden stages the girls festival on Saturday at their picturesque ground. Photo: Lee Hellwing (2668636)

Organisers of a girls’ cricket festival which is being staged in Rutland this weekend believe interest in the sport is at an all-time high.

Ketton Cricket Club is putting on its latest one-day girls’ cricket festival this Saturday.

Hosted this year by Wakerley & Barrowden, this is the sixth year they have been run and the interest from local clubs has never been greater.

Teams have entered from Bowden, Nassington, Barnack, Kibworth, Sileby, Northampton as well as organisers Ketton and will involve 11 teams across different age groups.

Festival organiser Chris Mainstone said: “It’s great to see so many clubs with lots of young girl players.

“The one-day festivals are all about getting them excited about the sport and having fun with their friends.

“We want as many girls as possible to get involved in the game – the festivals cater for all abilities from complete newbies to experienced league players.”

If you have a daughter who might be interested in playing, there will be taster sessions where girls can have a go at bowling and batting while refreshments are available from the pavilion bar.

The event runs from noon-4.30pm.



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