As the summer months head into view, the BBC’s cricket correspondents are once-again oiling-up the wheels of their outside broadcast vans, ready to cover “every ball” of the county season.
Or rather… every ball of the men’s county season!
Because there is another county cricket season on the horizon – the Women’s County Championship, sponsored by our friends at Royal London – takes place every summer, to large-scale indifference from the media, even those who cover the darker reaches of The Other Game*. (* Men’s Cricket!)
But women’s county cricket matters – the England team don’t just emerge from hibernation in Loughborough each August, play a handful of ODIs and T20s (and the odd Test) before disappearing again.
County cricket is the foundation without which the international game wouldn’t exist. It is where form is found; where skills are nurtured; and where reputations are forged.
CRICKETher can’t promise to cover “every ball” of the women’s county season; but we’ll be bringing you all we can. Together with our friends and colleagues at womens-cricket.blogspot.co.uk and womenscricket.net we aim to get you the inside scoop on what’s happening in women’s domestic cricket – who is making runs; who is taking wickets; who is in form, and who isn’t – we won’t be pulling punches here!
And hopefully together, we’ll make the “forgotten game” a bit less forgotten!