Women’s County Cricket Day Planned for Monday 6th May – Support #YourCounty
Women’s County Cricket Day is a new social media campaign aiming to get more county cricket supporters watching their women’s team. The campaign is centred around getting fans to attend a women’s match on one specific “Women’s County Cricket Day”, Bank Holiday Monday 6th May.
The aim of the new campaign is to promote 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.
The campaign has a dedicated Twitter account, @WomensCricDay, and is 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 match on Monday 6th May.
England stars such as Heather Knight (Berkshire), Katherine Brunt (Yorkshire) and Anya Shrubsole (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 Women’s Ashes.
Former England captain Charlotte Edwards said: “This is a brilliant campaign and something I really support.”
“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.”
Fixtures on Monday 6th May:
A full list of women’s county fixtures for Monday 6th May is below. All matches are scheduled to start at 11am.
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
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 6LL
Cumbria v Leicestershire – Lindal Moor CC, 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 Wiltshire CC, The County Ground, Skew Bridge, Salisbury SP2 9NY