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Girls cricket team making history

South Staffordshire | Cricket | Published:

A cricket club is appealing for more young girls to join – after launching a girls team for the first time in its 123-year history.

Codsall Cricket Club junior coach Will Ellis with the club’s first girls team in its 123-year history

More young girls have signed up to play cricket at Codsall Cricket Club recently and now the club has started its own under 11s team – the Codsall Fireballs. But they are appealing for more to sign up and join in with the sport. Rob Evans, who is on the junior committee at Codsall Cricket Club, said: “The girls have named the team themselves, the Codsall Fireballs. It’s an under 11s team.

“Cricket has grown more and more in popularity recently with the women’s team and the Cricket World Cup last year. We have a few girls as members for a while, and we have been trying to recruit more. We are really pleased to get a girls team for the first time, it is eight aside and the girls are aged between seven and 12 years old.

“They train on Sundays. Because of Covid their league has been cancelled but we have been trying to arrange friendly matches. We have waited 123 years for a girls team and their first match at Wellington recently was called off due to rain!”

Codsall Cricket Club was established in 1897. Anyone interested in joining the club can call Rob Evans on 07974 087043.

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