Girls’ cricket festival is a success

Participants at Burnley's second girls' cricket festival
Participants at Burnley's second girls' cricket festival

Burnley Cricket Club hosted a girls’ cricket festival for the second year running on Bank holiday Monday.

And the weather held off to provide sunshine as the day progressed.

Girls attended from all over Lancashire – from Heyside, Summerseat, Salesbury, Edgerton, Clitheroe, Read and, of course, Burnley, with a range of ages from six up to 15 years old.

Games were played, both hardball and softball, and the girls had a great day with some promising cricketers shining.

Burnley Cricket club are working hard to improve cricket for girls, and three of the club’s girls are in the Lancashire county squads – Hannah Farrar in the Under 15s, Phoebe Johnstone in her second year in the Under 11s, and Ella Harrison.

The club invite girls of all ages to get involved.

There is a Burnley Town adult (open age ) cricket team also, and any players wishing to return to cricket or wanting to give it a go can contact Tracey Johnstone (07983125190) or like Burnley women and girls’ Facebook page.

Meanwhile, Burnley Cricket Club are launching Tots cricket today at the club.

Sessions are open for children aged three to six to come along between 5-30-6-15 p.m., with a drink and snack provided.

The first session is free, and is then £2 a week afterwards.

The club hope to have, on launch night, England and Lancashire cricketer Kate Cross and Jennifer Laycock of Lancashire and ECB women and girls.