Women’s & Girls’ Cricket
ESCA information on Women & Girls’ Cricket
Women and girls’ cricket is growing fast in Scotland and with five out of eight Women’s Premier League clubs based in Edinburgh, there are plenty of opportunities for women and girls to play cricket.
Women’s Premier League
The WPL is hard ball cricket played on Sunday’s in May and June. Find out more…
Beyond Boundaries Women’s Scottish Cup
This is the national knock-out competition open to all clubs in Scotland. The format is hardball T20 with four teams attending the Finals Day. Find out more…
Club Development Series – East
Each of the four regions run their own non-competitive Development Series, in either a league or festival format, which is aimed at giving younger and less experienced players a chance to transition to hardball cricket using flexible formats in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. The format is 8-a-side and can be played on a weeknight or weekend, whatever suits best!
ESCA Women’s T16 League
ESCA organise a mid-week T16 League for all the clubs in the East. These are competitive, hardball matches with an emphasis on fun!
Performance Pathway – Eastern Knights u16 Girls, Eastern Knights u16 Girls Development Squad, Eagles
The East Regional Women’s team are called the Eagles, who play in the Cricket Scotland Regional Women’s series of 50 over and T20 matches against the other Women’s Regional team: the Stormers.
Cricket Scotland’s u16 Girls Regional Series sees the three regions: Eastern Knights, Caledonia Highlanders and Western Warriors playing in a series of 40 over and T20 matches.
The Eastern Knights u16 Girls Development Squad brings together girls in the East Region that are keen to develop their skills in order to progress to the Eastern Knight u16 Girls Squad and beyond.
Annette Aitken-Drummond is Women and Girls’ Cricket representative on the ESCA committee, with the remit of developing ESCA’s strategy to grow the game in the East, and supporting Cricket Scotland’s strategy. As part of the strategy, we are developing our approach to different forms of the game, including league and social, as well as festivals. We have also introduced a Women & Girls Cricket Grant for clubs in the East, to find out more about the grant, please click here.
Below is some legacy information around what exists by way of Women and Girls’ cricket in the East and Scotland. More will follow in due course.
Many clubs are using new formats to engage with women and girls, offering both traditional formats and more social formats like CricHIIT, Women’s Soft Ball Cricket and The Wee Bash.
CricHIIT is a fast and fun combination of basic cricket skills and the hugely popular HIIT (high intensity interval training) workouts. It is the perfect way for women and girls to get fit and get an introduction to cricket at the same time. Sessions are flexible and can last anywhere between 30 and 60 minutes depending on the level of CricHIIT, which leaves plenty of time for a chat and refreshment afterwards! Find out more…
Women’s Soft Ball Cricket is on offer in ten locations across Scotland. This format is all about fun, friends and family so get a team of 6 to 8 together and join the fun! Contact Rosy Ryan (Women and Girls Development Manager) for more information.
The Wee Bash, Cricket Scotland’s re-branded popular women’s indoor tournaments run November to April at different venues in the country. Clubs, universities and secondary schools take part in these fun, social soft ball events. The format is 6-a-side, 5-over innings and it is seen as a great opportunity to catch up with cricket-friends over the winter. Find out more…
Katie McGill is the East Development Officer and can also assist with anything related to women and girls’ cricket.
|Club||Venue||Contact||Women’s hard ball
|Wee Bash (indoor soft ball)||Girls only cricket||All Stars Cricket (5-8 yrs, mixed)||Women’s Soft Ball Cricket||CricHIIT|
|Carlton CC||Grange Loan, EH9 2EE
|Edinburgh South CC||Inch Park, EH16 5UF
|George Watson’s College Girls Cricket Club||George Watsons College sports facilities
Edinburgh EH10 5DB
(pupils of GWC only)
|Royal High Corstorphine CC||Barnton/ Royal High School, EH4 6JP
|Stewart’s Melville CC||Inverleith, EH5 2DW
|Watsonian CC||Myreside, EH10 5DB
|Grange CC||Portgower Place, Stockbridge, EH4 1HQ