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Dedicated independent websites CricketHer, womens-cricket.blogspot.com and womenscricket.net have joined forces to launch the inaugural Women's County Cricket Day, with Bank Holiday Monday, May 6 set to be the date of the event's first running
A group of women's cricket bloggers have come together to give the domestic game in England and Wales much-needed extra exposure.
Dedicated independent websites CricketHer, womens-cricket.blogspot.com and womenscricket.net have joined forces to launch the Women's County Cricket Day, with Bank Holiday Monday, May 6 set to be the date of the event's inaugural running.
The aim of the campaign is to promote women's county cricket to a wider audience and to encourage cricket lovers across the country to discover a part of the game they may not know much about.
Former England captain Charlotte Edwards said: "This is a brilliant campaign and something I really support.
FULL FIXTURES LIST FOR MAY 6 (all games start at 11am)Division 1Hampshire v Yorkshire - Totton and Eling Cricket Club, Southern Gardens, Totton, Southampton SO40 8RWKent v Warwickshire - Kent County Cricket Club, Beckenham, Worsley Bridge Rd, Beckenham BR3 1DRSurrey v Lancashire - Guildford Cricket Club, The Sports Ground, Woodbridge Rd, Guildford GU1 4RPSussex v Nottinghamshire - Brighton Aldridge Community Academy, Lewes Rd, Brighton BN1 9PWDivison 2Berkshire v Worcestershire - North Maidenhead Cricket Club, Summerleaze Rd, Maidenhead SL6 8SPDevon v Wales - North Devon Cricket Club, 8 Sandhills, Instow, Bideford EX39 4LFSomerset v Durham - Taunton Vale Sports Club, Gipsy Lane, Taunton TA2 6LDivision 3Cumbria v Leicestershire - Lindal Moor Cricket Club, Pennington Lane, Lindal-in-Furness LA12 0LADerbyshire v Scotland - Marehay Cricket Club, Warmwells Ln, Ripley DE5 8JBNorthumberland v Lincolnshire - Stocksfield Cricket Club, Main Road, Stocksfield NE43 7NNCambridgeshire v Netherlands - Bluntisham Cricket Club, Mill Lane, Bluntisham PE28 3LRNorfolk v Northamptonshire - Cromer Cricket Club, Cromer NR27 0AUSuffolk v Hertfordshire - Copdock and Old Ipswichian Cricket Club, Old London Road, Copdock, Ipswich IP8 3JNCornwall v Gloucestershire - Roche CC, Trezaise Road, Roche PL26 8HDDorset v Oxfordshire - Hamworthy Sports Club, Magna Road, Bournemouth BH21 3APWiltshire v Buckinghamshire - South Wilts Cricket Club, The County Ground, Skew Bridge, Wilton Road, Salisbury SP2 9NY
"It’s important we raise awareness of women’s county cricket, and hopefully as a result we’ll get more cricket lovers watching and following their local counties."
CricketHer editor Raf Nicholson said: "Women’s county cricket produces the England stars of the future, but often very few people know that these matches are taking place.
"The men’s county calendar for 2019 has seen a drastic reduction in the amount of weekend cricket available to followers of the game, but women’s county matches will be taking place every Sunday and Bank Holiday during May and June.
"We want to encourage cricket followers to take this great opportunity to get out there and support their county."