WEST Mersea Cricket Club hosted a successful Women's Soft Ball event.

Around 30 ladies and girls took part and enjoyed playing in a simple format without pads, hard balls, heavy bats and head-scratching rules.

Women's Soft Ball is part of a nationwide festival which is all about getting out and playing.

It’s a game for everybody, no matter about skill level, fitness, or age, and great fun was had by those taking part at Mersea.