New for 2021 will be regionalised under 9 soft ball cricket festivals for clubs on a Friday evening with all clubs coming together for a central festival every fourth week.. Those individuals from the Manx Youth Games will also be encouraged to attend the regionalised festivals either as a club member or on a turn up and play basis. The reduction in travel will hopefully see numbers increase for the festivals and clubs grow a healthy number of softball players to become players for the future. There will be 18 regionalised festivals and 3 central festivals. To join in with your local festival please arrive at 5:45pm.
The regional split will be: North & West - Ramsey, Peel & St Johns, Crosby South & East - Castletown, Cronkbourne, Finch Hill Central - Cronkbourne
Date North & West Venue South & East Venue Central Venue Friday 21st May Peel & St Johns Cronkbourne Friday 28th May Ramsey Castletown Friday 4th June Crosby Finch Hill Friday 11th June Cronkbourne Friday 18th June Peel & St Johns Castletown Friday 25th June Crosby Cronkbourne Friday 2nd July Ramsey Finch Hill Friday 9th July Cronkbourne Friday 16th July Crosby Finch Hill Friday 23rd July Ramsey Cronkbourne Friday 30th July Peel & St Johns Castletown Friday 6th August Cronkbourne
What is CricSoft?
CricSoft is a high-speed version of cricket for 7-9 year olds where the emphasis is on participation and enjoyment. It is designed to help participants learn the basics of cricket in an inclusive, enjoyable and safe environment, where all children take equal turns at batting, bowling and fielding. Games are played on a smaller field and due to the softer ball no protective equipment is needed.
CricSoft opportunities include: Community - IOMCA delivered programmes Club - CricStart programme, Manx Youth Games & Under 9 festivals Schools - CricSoft and Manx Youth Games target school programme run over two weeks and Club-School link programme run over three weeks with a set curriculum through the ICC Criiio Cricket Programme.