Female Cricket Club is Having a Ball

Running a successful and popular sports club doesn’t just happen and requires lots of time and money so the Edinburgh South Cricket Club looked to its neighbours at Cameron Toll for support for its growing womens and girls teams.

And with an award of £500 from the Cameron Toll Community Fund the team now sport brand new strips much to the delight of its enthusiastic players.

Emma Stenhouse-Sonkar, player/coach and women’s committee member at Edinburgh South Cricket Club said: “Our womens & girls teams are growing in popularity with players from the local community enjoying a really fun sport. They keep fit, spend important social time with friends and learn new skills too and with our new strips they are really proud when they take to the pitch. We’re grateful for the support from Cameron Toll’s Community Fund.”

Claire Jefcoate, Cameron Toll’s centre manager said: “It’s a pleasure to provide support to the girls team. The enthusiasm with which they all participate is great to see and when I visited them to see their new strips in action they were very keen to show them off. We wish them well in every game they play.”

Anyone wishing to join can contact the club by visiting here: https://www.edinburghsouthcc.org

Edinburgh South Cricket Club are founder members of the Inch Park Community Sports Club (IPCSC). IPCSC is one of Scotland’s most exciting sporting projects, creating excellent sports and community facilities including our amazing new clubhouse and a new cricket square. In recent years they have rapidly expanded its youth activities, coaching in seven primary schools and one secondary school in the local area, as well as running its own youth section.

This year the Women’s section celebrated its 5th anniversary and has seen its numbers double since 2019. Currently the section trains once a week at Inch Park during the summer, moving indoors to a local high school during the winter months. The women’s section is open to all ages and abilities and is currently fielding teams in friendlies as well as the newly introduced Challenger League.

Groups and organisations interested in making an application to the Cameron Toll Community Fund should visit www.camerontoll.co.uk/community-fund/ to download an application form.