Girls cricket is on the rise as Yapham CC improve facilities

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Women’s cricket is a hot topic at the moment, with the England women’s team reaching the final of the World Twenty20 competition in Bangladesh.

With that in mind, a two-day girls’ cricket camp is to be held at Francis Scaife Leisure Centre on Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 23 April, running from 1pm-3pm.

It’s open to all girls aged 6-14, regardless of experience - the aim is to encourage more girls to play cricket, and the sessions will be fun.

This is part of a national ECB objective to encourage more girls to play cricket, and leaflets about the East Yorkshire programme have been distributed to schools around the area.

Following these coaching sessions, Yapham Cricket Club is planning to organise some girls cricket games during the summer, so a team drawn from the local area can play girls teams from other parts of the East Yorkshire, York and Ryedale areas.

Yapham will be entering a team in the Lady Taverners under-11 Softball Cricket competition to be held at Pocklington School during the summer half-term holidays on Wednesday 28 May.

For those girls already playing mixed junior cricket with local clubs, these are additional opportunities to play girls’ cricket games in a team representing the local area.

Yapham hope that they can make excellent progress this year in developing girls’ cricket in this part of East Yorkshire.

The coaching sessions will be led by YCB Community Cricket coaches and Yapham CC ECB-qualified coaches.

The cost is £3 per session, to help cover sports hall hire – all equipment is provided.

Parents are asked to book a place in advance by contacting Martin Freeman, YCB Community Cricket Coach, on 075955 20474 or email

Meanwhile, Yapham Cricket Club had an enthusiastic turnout at the club’s NatWest CricketForce ground preparation and signing-on weekend, with senior and junior players and parents getting stuck into the many jobs needed to get everything ready for the season, fuelled by 2nd team skipper Carl Marsden’s excellent bacon sandwiches.

The club was delighted to welcome several new players (seniors and juniors), and would like to thank everyone who helped on a very busy, but fun, weekend.

Anyone interested in joining the club should contact David Booth on 01759 368146.