Getting girls into cricket

March 30 2020
Getting girls into cricket

A NEW girls' cricket team is on the lookout for players.

Tockington and Thornbury Tornadoes is a collaboration between Tockington Manor School and Thornbury Cricket Club, fully supported by the Gloucestershire Cricket Board to promote and develop the game of cricket amongst girls following increased interest in the sport and the success of the England Women’s team and local team Western Storm.

Thornbury CC youth chairman Richard 'Harry' Hawkins said: “There has been a huge increase in girls’ and women’s participation across many sports and we want to be part of this growth. “Tockington Manor School has been a valued partner of the Club for a number of years now and we both feel the time is right to launch the girls’ game within our local community.”

An initial training session planned at Castle School on March 24 had to be cancelled due to coronavirus restrictions but anyone who would like more information about joining the team should email rhawkins8097@gmail.com.