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Women's County Cricket Day initiative aims to give much-needed exposure to English domestic game

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

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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 1
Hampshire v Yorkshire - Totton and Eling Cricket Club, Southern Gardens, Totton, Southampton SO40 8RW
Kent v Warwickshire - Kent County Cricket Club, Beckenham, Worsley Bridge Rd, Beckenham BR3 1DR
Surrey v Lancashire - Guildford Cricket Club, The Sports Ground, Woodbridge Rd, Guildford GU1 4RP
Sussex v Nottinghamshire - Brighton Aldridge Community Academy, Lewes Rd, Brighton BN1 9PW
Divison 2
Berkshire v Worcestershire - North Maidenhead Cricket Club, Summerleaze Rd, Maidenhead SL6 8SP
Devon v Wales - North Devon Cricket Club, 8 Sandhills, Instow, Bideford EX39 4LF
Somerset v Durham - Taunton Vale Sports Club, Gipsy Lane, Taunton TA2 6L
Division 3
Cumbria v Leicestershire - Lindal Moor Cricket Club, Pennington Lane, Lindal-in-Furness LA12 0LA
Derbyshire v Scotland - Marehay Cricket Club, Warmwells Ln, Ripley DE5 8JB
Northumberland v Lincolnshire - Stocksfield Cricket Club, Main Road, Stocksfield NE43 7NN
Cambridgeshire v Netherlands - Bluntisham Cricket Club, Mill Lane, Bluntisham PE28 3LR
Norfolk v Northamptonshire - Cromer Cricket Club, Cromer NR27 0AU
Suffolk v Hertfordshire - Copdock and Old Ipswichian Cricket Club, Old London Road, Copdock, Ipswich IP8 3JN
Cornwall v Gloucestershire - Roche CC, Trezaise Road, Roche PL26 8HD
Dorset v Oxfordshire - Hamworthy Sports Club, Magna Road, Bournemouth BH21 3AP
Wiltshire 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."

For more information about the event, follow @WomensCricDay on Twitter. Questions should be directed via email to Richard Clark - womenscountycricket@outlook.com.

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