Fun day and Prosecco cricket at BAC/EE Preston Cricket Club

Cricket was made even more fun with some bubbles as BAC/EE Preston Cricket Club held a fun day to raise funds.

Thursday, 16th August 2018, 2:26 pm
Updated Thursday, 16th August 2018, 3:54 pm
Teams from Blackpool Bangers (orange) and Footie Mums United (pink) pictured before their match
Teams from Blackpool Bangers (orange) and Footie Mums United (pink) pictured before their match

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Women were invited to try Prosecco cricket, whilst young team members of All Stars Cricket showcased their talents to parents and grandparents during the fun day.

Joanne Sharples, secretary of the cricket club, said: “We were fund-raising for the club but we also wanted to get more women into cricket. It is more comfortable, with a softball and no pads, similar to rounders. Each team was given a bottle of Prosecco and had some fun. They were very competitive and played two matches.

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Footie Mums United's Claire Garry

“The other part of the day was the family fun day. We have worked with 36 children through All Star Cricket and the English Cricket Board and they were invited to show what they had learnt. They played using water bombs to make it more fun.”

Blackpool Bangers' Kelly Turnbull
Footie Mums United's Janette Singleton
Blackpool Bangers' Sophie Patterson
Footie Mums United's Claire Garry
Amanda Threlfall, Blackpool Bangers captain and Julie Kay, Footie Mums United captain