This year, Proximo has sponsored Chester Boughton Hall Ladies Cricket Team.
The Chester Boughton Hall Ladies Cricket Team have two hardball teams and one softball cricket team for women in the Cheshire women’s cricket league and U9/u11 girls squad and U13s/U15 girls squad, so there really is something for everyone, of all ages and abilities.
Did you know, Cricket’s first World Cup was played by women! Eight international teams came together for the first men’s Cricket World Cup in 1975. But what few people know is that the first Women’s World Cup was played two years earlier, in 1973! There were seven teams competing, including an under-25 Young England team and an International XI made up of the best players from the rest of the world. The Home team England took the cup in the tournament with a decisive win over Australia.
Starting with inspirational women such as Billie Jean King and Wilma Rudolph, the world of female sport has continued to excel and we have been introduced to various other powerful women along the way. In 2018, Nielsen released a report based on the rise of women’s sport which showed over 84% of general sports fans now have an interest in the female sports industry.
Every day women are challenging stereotypes and defying odds, proving to be role models for the younger generation. These ladies have encouraged change, and with this, an ‘equal world is enabled’.
FIFA Women’s Player of the Year, Megan Rapinoe, on the next decade for women’s sport, after 1.2 billion people tuned in around the globe to watch the Women’s World Cup.
“We changed the game,” she said. “But is it enough?
“No way, man, this is only the start!”
Want to find out more about Chester Boughton Hall Ladies Cricket Team? The team train from 6 pm on a Tuesday for all women and girls, with new and experienced players welcome, with the first session scheduled for Tuesday 6th April at 6 pm.
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