Girls and Women's Cricket

MMCC Sea Horses and MMCC Sea Lions after a game on Bay Oval

If you or a family member are keen to play, coach, or support the female game we warmly invite you to get in contact with us

We currently have two all-girls cricket teams - the Sharks in hardball cricket and the Sea Lions in softball cricket -  alongside female players in Intermediate and College grade cricket. Scroll down for match reports and a gallery from the 2023/24 season. 

Girls Club games 

Western Bay of Plenty Cricket launched all-girls grades of Junior Cricket in 2023/24. If you are interested at any stage of the summer, please e-mail us on and we will connect you with a team.  

Full details of the Junior Girls softball and hardball grades are available on the Western Bay of Plenty Cricket Association website


The avenues for girls to transition into the realm of representative and professional women's cricket are poised to flourish in the coming years. 2023 saw the first ever Women's Premier League in India, and closer to home we are big fans of the Northern Brave and the White Ferns. Northern Districts have some strong development pathways

For a history of women's cricket in New Zealand, recommended reading is The Warm Sun on My Face, available either at Tauranga Library, or from the publisher


Jessica Benge representing Aotearoa Māori Women (pictured at the front, with the red and white Gray Nicholl shoes)

Jessica Benge (pictured, front) has had a cricketing summer to remember. A member of the MMCC Hapuka and Mount Maunganui College Girls 1st XI over the last two seasons, Jessica has been selected to represent the following teams: 

2023/24 - Northern Māori Women's
2023/24 - Bay of Plenty Cricket Emerging Rangatahi  (Female)
2023/24 - Bay of Plenty Cricket Youth Rangatahi (Female)
2023/24 - Northern Districts Academy (Female)
2023/24 - Aotearoa Māori Women's
2023/24 - Aotearoa Māori Secondary Schools (Female)

2022/23 - Bay of Plenty Cricket Youth Rangatahi (Female)
2022/23 - Bay of Plenty Women's

Congratulations Jess!! 

2023/24 Match Reports and Gallery