Suffolk to take part in Women’s County Cricket DayApril 7, 2021
SUFFOLK will host Cambridgeshire at Woolpit CC on Women’s County Cricket Day.
Following on from the success of 2019, a second Women’s County Cricket Day is planned for Bank Holiday Monday, May 3rd.
The campaign aims to encourage more county cricket supporters to watch their women’s team.
Women’s County Cricket Day was launched in 2019 with the aim of promoting women’s county cricket to a wider audience and to encourage cricket lovers across the country to get out and discover a part of the game they may not know much about.
In 2021 the campaign will celebrate the return of the Women’s County T20 Cup after a hiatus in 2020 caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Suffolk will host Cambridgeshire in two T20 matches, starting at 11am and 3pm, as part of this season’s Women’s County T20 Cup, which will be played on a regional group basis.
As before, the campaign can be followed on Twitter @WomensCricDay and using the hashtag #YourCounty. Cricket fans up and down the country are encouraged to discover the hidden gem that is women’s county cricket by attending their nearest fixtures on May 3rd.
Many of the new women’s professional players including Georgia Adams (Sussex), Alex Hartley (Lancashire) and Sophie Luff (Somerset) are likely to be in action on the Bank Holiday Monday, using it as a chance to hone their skills ahead of this summer’s regional competitions.
England players including Tammy Beaumont (Kent) and Katherine Brunt (Yorkshire) are also likely to feature. The campaign is once again being run as a joint venture through the combined efforts of various individual women’s cricket supporters, and the following cricket websites and blogs: www.crickether.com (Twitter – @crickether), www.womens-cricket.blogspot.com (Twitter – @WomensCricBlog) and www.womenscricket.net (Twitter – @DonMiles13).
Former England player and Director of Women’s Cricket at Surrey Ebony Rainford-Brent said: “Our Surrey players loved being part of Women’s County Cricket Day in 2019 and seeing all the local fans get along to their match against Lancashire.
“It’s so important to raise awareness of women’s county cricket – it’s where we’ll find the England and regional stars of the future.
“I’d encourage cricket followers to take this great opportunity to get out there and support their county.