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Goodwood offers free cricket to all

Cricket lovers are being invited free of charge to the ECB Women’s Soft Ball Cricket Festival at Goodwood.

 

Following the enormous success of last year’s festival, when 82 women took part, Goodwood and Chichester cricket clubs are once again hosting the much-anticipated sporting festival.

 

The cricket tournament, which is made up of friendly matches and coaching, is not to be missed. What’s more, no equipment is required, it’s open to all ages, and it doesn’t matter if you have played before or not.

 

This year Goodwood and Chichester are delighted that Sussex Women’s captain Georgia Adams, and coach Alexia Walker, will be in attendance. Joined by their team, they will play Goodwood Cricket Club in a hotly contested match at the picturesque Goodwood pitch at 2 pm. It is hoped that Sussex internationals not participating in the Australia test match will be present, bringing a truly world-class dimension.

 

Goodwood cricket chairman, Richard Geffen, commented: “A strong tradition of women’s cricket at Goodwood dates back to the early 1900s when the current Duke’s great grandmother, Hilda,

 

Duchess of Richmond to the 8th Duke, played for the White Heather Ladies, the first ever women’s cricket club, founded in 1887.

 

“It’s brilliant to be able to host this event and with such super cricket opportunities on offer, it highlights the growth of women’s cricket and is a true family day out. The bar will be open and don’t forget to bring your picnic.”

 

The event at the cricket ground on July 21, from 10am to 1pm, will be followed by Goodwood v Sussex Women starting at 2pm.

 

To register, visit: ecb.co.uk/womenssoftballcricket

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