My missus used to play to a reasonably decent level and there are some critical differences. The game is generally played at a slower pace. Bowlers are slower, batsmen hit the ball with less strength. All this is obvious, but it does mean that you can play differently to in men's cricket. If you get into bowling, concentrate on variations. Areas in women's club cricket that are generally very weak are running between the wickets and fielding. If you can do both of these to a good standard, you'll stand out from the crowd.
There was a big difference between the UK and NZ as well. In the UK, most women players take up the game later in life - it's not really played at school - so the atmosphere is quite open and less cliquey than in NZ where teams seem to develop from the teenage years.
Anyway, good luck.
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Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes
Heath worryingly quick.