Papplewick and Linby Cricket Club is opening its gates for a marquee Women’s Softball Festival and club open day on 31 July (1pm-4pm), with the Nottinghamshire Premier League outfit capitalising on the national growth in the women’s game. 

The festival - in which females aged 12 and over are warmly encouraged to participate - will be accompanied by cricket activities, including the chance to face top level bowlers on the BatFast simulator.

Bar and catering facilities will also be available at the Bassetlaw based club, together with music and family friendly activities being played for the duration of the event. 

No previous experience is neccessary, with those taking part in the Softball activities to be guided through the game and taught the fundamentals to succeed with enjoyment to the fore. All equipment will be provided.

“The profile of the women's game is rising and, with that, it's important that provision for people to take part at recreational level expands accordingly,” Martyn Hill, Women and Girls Officer at Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club, said.

“Cricket can be a game for everyone, and at the grassroots level, local clubs play a pivotal role in engaging players and acting as the gateway into the sport.

“Papplewick and Linby are helping to grow the game in Nottinghamshire, and we look forward to celebrating women and girls’ cricket on 31 July, and supporting their ambition to develop women’s game thereafter.”

You can register your attendance for the Women’s Softball Festival here…