Women’s cricket softball is taking Shropshire by storm. Two well-attended festivals have taken place in Shrewsbury and Alveley, and with numbers are growing more are planned this summer. The festivals are part of the national ‘Cricket Unleashed’ initiative from the England Cricket Board which aims to inspire more people, in particular women and girls, to try cricket. The festivals are free to enter and teams have come from hospitals, work colleagues and cricket clubs. The next festivals are planned for Sunday 16 July at Whitchurch, Sunday 13 August at St Georges Cricket Club in Telford and Sunday 3 September at Shifnal Cricket Club. Wouldn’t it be brilliant to have a team from the WW! area taking part? If you’re inspired to find out more and enter a team, visit ecb.co.uk/play and select women’s softball festivals.
Beth Heath, owner of the award-winning events company Shropshire Festivals, has been appointed chairwoman of the Shropshire Business Board, taking over from Paul Bennett. Beth