After more than 170 years of playing cricket, Chalfont St Peter Cricket Club recently reached a new milestone, with its new all-female team playing their first match.
Not only did the Under 11 girls’ team, which was set up last year, take part in their first league game on Monday, May 15, but they also managed to win.
Euan Spence, co-chair of CSPCC’s juniors section, said: “We’ve always had a lot of girls at the younger ages, but they tended to drift away.
“When we started this team last year, we had 16 girls, a lot of whom were new to the game completely.
“We ended up running more sessions than we expected due to popularity, and most of them have come back for this year.
“It was great to see them out there and playing. There’s definitely more interest in girls playing cricket; things like The Hundred with the men and women playing help.
“Our vision is that this lot will get older, and we’ll fill in from below. We now also have a women’s team, who also played their first game a week after the girls.”
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