The County of Kent has been a leading light for women’s & girls’ cricket, with a hugely successful history.
The Kent Women’s Cricket squad have won eight One-day & three T20 titles, the most successful county side in women’s cricket. A number of Kent players have also developed through the Kent County Talent Pathway to International Level. Lydia Greenway, Tash Farrant, Tammy Beaumont and Alice Davidson-Richards were all involved in grass roots cricket in Kent and have since gone on to represent England.
In the recreational sphere, we have a growing network of schools, clubs, area programmes and private coaching companies delivering cricket to females across the County. We hope this website can help you to find cricket local and suitable to you. We would be happy to hear from you and help you to get playing!
We are pleased to confirm that two Kent Girls’ School Indoor Cricket Competitions will be taking place in early 2024. Details of both competitions, including…
- Find a Cricket Club
- Women's Club Cricket Competitions
- Girls' Club Cricket Competitions
- County Talent Pathway - Girls
- Female Coaching Opportunities
Kent Cricket are passionate about continuously supporting female participation in cricket across the county. We offer support to all clubs and encourage girls to participate in cricket with other children. We are looking to support clubs across the county to develop women’s & girls’ sections that are fully integrated within their cricket club, have an effective coaching and volunteer network, engage with the county competition framework, are knowledgeable of the suitable project funding available to them and have a specific w&g’s development plan for sustainability.
Please see the below links to find a female cricket club near you. Please note, the clubs below are those that we engage with, who we know can field women’s and/or girls’ teams in competitions. There are many further clubs that accommodate girls within training and competitive mixed cricket. For further guidance choosing a club, please get in touch.
Kent Women’s Premier League (KWPL)
A Kent Cricket run top County league for performance women’s hardball cricket clubs. The league is split into T20 (May/June) and 40 Over (July/Aug) fixtures, with the top two teams competing in the KWPL County Finals in September.
Kent Women’s Development League (KWDL)
A Kent Cricket run league for developing women’s hardball cricket clubs. A flexible format allowing varied game lengths, number of players and fixture days. This league is all about development and getting plenty of fun, yet purposeful, hardball cricket played.
Kent Women’s Softball Cricket League (KWSCL)
A Kent Cricket run league for competitive women’s softball cricket clubs. Clubs are put into regional groups and each club hosts a festival for their group teams with each team playing the others at every festival. The top team from each group progresses to the County Final in September. Usually 8-a-side , playing 8 over games (but can be flexible), this league is all about plenty of fun, yet competitive, softball cricket.
Women’s Softball Cricket Festivals (Social)
Clubs can run one off WSCF social festivals too. Softball cricket is a great introduction for women and/or girls into cricket. Softball cricket is about getting out and playing with maximum fun, minimum fuss. No pads, no hardball, no heavy bat, no head-scratching rules. It’s a game for absolutely everybody, no matter your skill level, fitness, or age. Playing time for a game is between 30-50 minutes, so it never gets boring!
Any club can run a women’s or family softball cricket festival, please click here for a useful guide on doing so.
Women’s Indoor Competitions (Hardball & Softball Cricket)
An out of season offer for clubs to continue the playing interest in the winter months. Both hardball and softball cricket festivals are on offer, six a side, fast-paced, fun festival games.
To express an interest in any of the Women’s Cricket Competitions listed above, please contact Helen Fagg
U11 Girls’ Softball ‘Countdown’ Cricket Competition
A popular 8-a-side softball, countdown cricket competition, played in regional festival format and leading to a County Final. Thirty balls per innings, pairs softball cricket games played across an afternoon.
U11 & U13 Girls’ ‘The Eighty’ Hardball Cricket Competitions
A popular 8-a-side, hardball, countdown cricket competition, played in regional league groups and leading to a County Final. Eighty balls per innings.
Girls’ Club Indoor Cricket Festivals (U12/U14 Girls)
An out of season offer for clubs to continue the playing interest for girls across the winter months. Both hardball and softball cricket festivals are on offer, six a side, fast-paced, fun festival games.
To express interest in any of the girls’ competitions listed above, please contact Helen Fagg
Representative Cricket at all age levels is extremely important for the development of talented cricketers. It provides the opportunity for players to be challenged and have their skills tested to a greater extent than in normal competition. Many players (men and women) who progress along the pathway to first-class and international standard have participated in representative cricket at various age group levels.
The Kent Cricket Talent Pathway (Girls) consists of seven age group squads for girls at under 10, 11, 12, 13, 15(x2) and 18(x2).
Please click here to visit the Talent Pathway Girls’ home page
We have a growing number of female cricket coaches in the recreational game and also coaching in the Kent performance pathway.
It is important for young players to have role models across the game, as well as on the field of play, to make everyone feel as if ‘cricket is a game for them’. Having female role models suitably qualified and confident in their coaching roles has, and will continue to have, a very positive effect on young girl cricketers.
So if you are keen to start, or further yourself along the coaching pathway, please click here for further information on coach education in Kent. In addition, please get in touch with Helen Fagg to see if we can support you further as a female cricket coach.