Women and Girls Section

Women and Girls Section


A little history on how our Womens & Girls team started…
The women’s softball team at SCCC began in the summer of 2018, when a group of women and girls with connections to the club, took part in a softball cricket festival. After getting a taste for softball cricket, ‘The Rootettes’ were born. The team entered the indoor softball league in 2018-19 and the Women and Girls Section at SCCC was formally launched in April 2019 attracting much media attention. In August 2019, SCCC hosted the first ever Women and Girls ‘Super Over Festival’ at Abbeydale Sports Club.

Where our Women & Girls Cricket Team are now…
Our team is a nice mix of girls who have come through the Collegiate’s junior system and adults with a range of backgrounds and experiences. We are always looking for new players and welcome any experience levels.

We offer regular weekly coaching, a welcoming environment, and opportunities to play in Hardball and Softball matches. Whatever your level of skill and experience, we have something for you. Some of our women are complete beginners looking for fun, exercise and a way of meeting new people. Others are experienced and skilled players wanting to compete at a higher level.

We train during the summer at Abbeydale Sports club in the nets on Wednesday evening with our coach Millie, and our games will generally be played on Sundays.

We also take part in a winter indoor Hardball league against teams across Sheffield, played at S20 The Boundary new indoor cricket centre on Sunday’s between now and March 2024.

Our indoor winter Hardball training will commence on 18th January 2024 on Thursday evenings, 6-7pm at S20 The Boundary Indoor Cricket Centre (1 Longacre Cl, Holbrook Industrial Estate, Sheffield, S20 3FR).

If you’ve played cricket all your life, or are looking to take up a new sport, then please do get in touch, we’d love to have you!

Hardball Cricket 2023 Season
Emily Fothergill has been our W&G Hardball Captain this year and has done an excellent job in organising all our fixtures this summer.

This year we have played in Division 1 which we won the league and are off to the Premier League for the 2024 season.

We have also played in the Hardball Super 8’s this summer and came 6th in the league, this has been great game play for our players who are new to cricket or have decided to take the leap from Softball to Hardball cricket.

We have also played some friendly Hardball matches against Menston CC, Norton Oakes Acorns and Wickersley Vixens. We also had the great pleasure of hosting Nantes ‘The French Touring Cricket Team’ this summer, which was great fun watching them swap their green berets for the Pink beret if they dropped a catch!

Softball Cricket 2023 Season
Bev Woodcock has been our W&G Softball Captain this season and has done an excellent job at getting a team together for 10 out of the 16 matches we have played. It’s not been an easy task and has felt like a very long softball season this year, with the jump in fixture to 16 matches in 2023 as opposed to 8 in 2022 and all the rain we have had, cancelling matches at last minute.

Our Women’s softball team took a heavy defeat this year and we have now been relegated to Division 2, which we feel will be a better fit for our softball team. We are currently going through a transition phase and are looking to build a new team for the 2024 season, if you’d like to start playing softball cricket, we’d loved to welcome you to the team.

Softball training will commence in April 2024.

Girls Only Junior Cricket
We have played in the girls’ softball festivals for the last few years and this year the Ben Jessops Junior league have launched a Girls Only U13’s Hardball pairs league, which we entered a team, our team was made up of junior girls from Sheffield Collegiate, Norton Oakes, Sheffield Super Kings and Sheffield United. We played against Hallam & Allama Iqbal, Bradfield and friends as well as Millhouses who already have a full team of girls and play in the mixed junior league.

We are now looking to play in the first girls indoor league for Girls this winter with a U14 girls Hardball team and a girls U12 Softball team.

We have spaces available for any girls wishing to join our junior girls’ team.

Any enquiries about W&G cricket please contact us at sheffccc.women@gmail.com or Phone Andrea White on 07921 826629.

We are always looking for scorers and umpires at our matches, so if you are ever available and fancy giving it a go it would be greatly appreciated!

Finally, if you know of anyone who might like to sponsor W&G at Collegiate, please do get in touch.

Thank you for your support!!

Andrea White