Newport CC Women X1

Newport Women & Girls Cricket

Newport Women's Cricket Club played their inaugural season in 2013
competing in the South West of England Women's League. 

Back in 2013, Claire Nichlas was the first captain of the women's team, 
being Guest of Honour at the Newport Girls’ Cricket Club,
Presentation Evening held
at the club,
and was presented with a Newport Cricket Club shirt,
by Mike Knight the Club's Head Coach, along with the four captains of the girls’ junior teams,
to mark the formation of the new Women’s team.

Claire Thomas, Being Presented with a Newport Cricket Shirt 
by Newport CC Head Coach, Mike Knight

Inaugural Match (Sunday, April 21st, 2013)

ECB Premier League National Champions 2013

A lot has happened in the years following the formation of the Team, including 
the fantastic achievement of becoming ECB Premier League Champions in 2013

The team will celebrate 10 years of Hardball cricket in 2023
and will be captained by Rose Evans.


Newport Girls Cricket

The Club will run teams at U11 Softball, U12 Hardball, U13 & U15. this Year.

Equally as impressive are the achievemets of the Girls U13 & U15 Teams
who both gained National success.

Many of the Women and girls have represented Cricket Wales,
but pride of place must go to Sophia Smale.
Starting cricket with the club at the age of 6, Sophie has played through all the Junior Teams
with great success, and will hopefully play for the Senior Womens' team again this year.

Sophia's amazing performances were rewarded when in 2022 she was selected
for Oval Invincibles in the Womens' Hundred Competition.
Again her performances were exceptional and was key
to the Invincibles winning the Hundred trophy.

Sophia's success led to her not only signing a professional contract with Western Storm
but also being selected for the England U19 Womens' team
who narrowly lost to India in the U19 Womens' World Cup
held in South Africa in early 2023.

For aspiring Girls cricketers, Newport Cricket Club begins the pathway
through the junior game and possibly into a Professional career.
Sophia is proof it can be done!

Sophia in her England U19 Womens' Shirt

Sophia presents Newport CC Chairman Mike Knight
with an Oval Invincibles shirt to put in the Club's Museum.

Sophia presents the U15 Girls with their Welsh Caps.

UK National Champions
U13 Lady Taverners National Champions - 2013

U13 Lady Taverners Cup Presentation at Lords

Newport CC U13 Girls - U13 Lady Taverners UK Champions 2014 (Retain Trophy)

 Newport U13 Girls Retain the Lady Taverners UK National Championship

Newport CC U15 Girls - Lady Taverners UK National Champions - 2014


U15 Lady Taverners Champions
The U15 Girls beat holders Walmley (Worcester) in their Semi Final
and Ansty (Sussex) in the Final
to win the U15 trophy.
The Club will run teams at U11 Softball, U12 Hardball, U13 & U15. this Year.