Chelmsford Cricket Club - Women's and Girls

Women’s and Girls Cricket at Chelmsford CC

Welcome to the Chelmsford CC Girls' Section.

Our aim is to provide a safe, fun environment where women and girls, of all ages and abilities, can learn to play cricket, whilst having fun, making friends and keeping fit!


In 2014 Chelmsford CC established a girls’ section, affectionately known as the “Willows”, which has grown significantly over the past few years. Starting off with one Under 11 team who were entered into the Lady Taverners soft-ball competition, a competition in which they finished runners-up in Essex, the club can now boast almost 70 girls training and playing, ranging from reception to year 9 (ages 5-14).

Over the next few years increasing success on the pitch; word-of-mouth; advertising and through excellent links with Essex CCC’s Women and Girls team, the girls section has grown significantly, resulting in 5 teams: Under 9’s, 10’s, 11’s, 13’s and 15’s. And in 2016 the first tentative steps were made to reinstate the Chelmsford CC Women’s team.

The cricket on offer

We have a wide range of girls aged from reception (age 5) through to year 9 (age 14), who play a mixture of soft-ball and hard-ball matches and tournaments, whatever they are comfortable with.

The girls can play for multiple teams in a number of competitions, including: CEDCB Under 9 league and CEDCB Under 11 league, where our Under 10 and Under 12 girls (respectively) are pitched against local, predominantly male, teams; girls only Lady Taverners soft-ball competitions at Under 11 and Under 13, and the Under 13 hard-ball T20 Cup; and the local Girls Friendly League set up by a few local clubs for Under 15’s; as well as a number of local soft-ball and hard-ball friendlies against boys and girls. Additionally, a number of the girls have also played in the boys league and cup matches.

There’s as much or as little cricket as your daughter would like, plus there’s colts training with the boys all the way through the summer term and into the summer holidays.

Representative honours

We are extremely fortunate in having had a number of our girls selected to represent Essex Women at various age groups and levels; we currently have around 20 girls (in 2016) spread across the Under 11 Development and Performance teams, and the Under 13 Development and Performance teams. But that also means we have almost 50 other girls who are as keen and able to play but who are not in Essex squads – our training and matches cater for all of our players and their needs/abilities.

Who to contact 

If you are interested in more information about the Willows then please contact Adrian Tuff. Either if you are interested in playing yourself, or you are interested for your daughter, whatever age she is.

Willows Twitter
1h @CCCWillows profile picture CCCWillows @CCCWillows
RT @cricketforgirls: Not long until our May Half Term Camps! Check out where they are and sign up through our website -…

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22 May @CCCWillows profile picture CCCWillows @CCCWillows
Thanks for the game @OCscricket and well done. And well done to our girls, a number of who made their…

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19 May @CCCWillows profile picture CCCWillows @CCCWillows
RT @EssexWomen: Essex Under 11s are playing their first Inter Squad games at Gosfield School today. First innings Blitz scored 54 for 5 af…

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18 May @CCCWillows profile picture CCCWillows @CCCWillows
Thanks for a good game tonight @MaldonCC, 10 players aside and it was quite dark! Another win for the…

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17 May @CCCWillows profile picture CCCWillows @CCCWillows
Go @caromanek! Smashing boundaries for women’s and girls cricket.

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17 May @CCCWillows profile picture CCCWillows @CCCWillows
RT @KiaSummerSmash: 🗣️ INTERVIEW We spoke to @@HuttonCCWomens team manager Carole Manek at the Kia Summer Smash draw, who gave her reactio…

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17 May @CCCWillows profile picture CCCWillows @CCCWillows
RT @EssexCCB: The cricket was awesome at the Chance to Compete U15 Comp today! Well done to all who played and thanks to our umpires & scor…

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12 May @CCCWillows profile picture CCCWillows @CCCWillows
@BancroftLions U13’s managed 122-3 off their 20 overs, Rebecca W starring with 53*. For @Chelmsford_CC Willows Cait…

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12 May @CCCWillows profile picture CCCWillows @CCCWillows
@Chelmsford_CC Willows U13’s have set @BancroftLions U13’s a target of 140 to win the U13’s #LadyTavs 1st round mat…

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11 May @CCCWillows profile picture CCCWillows @CCCWillows
RT @HuttonCCWomen: First game of the season v @CCCWillows saw everyone having a go, a couple of pbs, a couple of debuts - and lots of laugh…

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Willows Photos
Willows Honours Board
  • Lady Taverners: U11 Essex Champions - 2015
  • Lady Taverners: U11 East Region Champions - 2015
  • Woolpit U13 Tournament Champions - 2015
  • Lady Taverners: U13 Essex Champions - 2016
  • Lady Taverners: U13 T20 Regional Runners-Up - 2016