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 all started their Grass Roots cricket in Kent and gone on to represent England.
In the recreational sphere, we have a growing network of Schools, Clubs and Coaching Companies delivering cricket to Women & Girls 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!
- 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 girls and boys. 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 development plan for sustainability.
Please see the below links to find a Women’s or Girls’ Cricket Club near you. Please note, the clubs below are those that we engage with regularly who we know can field Women’s and/or Girls’ Teams. There are many further clubs that accommodate girls within training and integrate them into boy’s sides. For further guidance choosing a club, please get in touch.
Women’s Cricket Southern League
A voluntary run league, currently offering the highest level of Women’s Club Cricket available. The Premier (50 Over/T20) and Championship (45 Over) Divisions bring together the highest performing club teams from our 6 regional counties (Kent, Surrey, Essex, Middlesex, Sussex and Hampshire). Entry must be gained by winning your highest County League and then the WSCL Playoffs run in September.
Women’s Development Hardball League
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. All about development and getting plenty of fun, yet purposeful, hardball cricket played.
Women’s Softball Cricket Festivals
A great entry-level format for women or girls into cricket. Soft Ball 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 at Festivals is usually about two to four hours, so it never gets boring!
Any club can run a Women’s only 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 Cricket Festivals
A popular 8-a-side festival format that has been running for a number of years. Short, fun Kwik Cricket games played across an afternoon.
U13 & U15 Girls’ Hardball Cricket Festival Leagues
New for the 2021 Summer. A Girl’s Club Hardball Festival Programme with a group stage leading towards a county final.
Girls’ Club Indoor Cricket Festivals (U12/U15 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 Girl’s Competitions listed above, please contact David Hathrill
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 six age group squads for girls at under 11, 13, 15 and 17.
Each age group has a different focus for the coaches to help the players work towards:
Under 11 – Love the Game
Under 13 – Understand the Game
Under 15 – Change the Game
Under 17 – Own your Game
Please click here to visit the Talent Pathway Girls home page
We have a growing number of female cricket coaches in our County. This number includes two Level 3 and three Level 2 Coaches (all ex-county players) coaching in the Kent Girls’ Talent Pathway and a number in the recreational club network.
It is important for young players to have role models across the game, as well as on the field of play, to make them 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.
Developing a Women's & Girls' Section
We have two members of staff whose remit is the development of Women & Girls’ Cricket and would be happy to support in any way they can. Please get in touch with the following contacts:
Community Cricket Officer (Women’s & Girls’) – East Kent
Responsible for: Women’s & Girls’ Cricket Development: specifically for School & Women’s Club Competitions, the Girls County Talent Pathway and the Kent Women’s team, Clubmark and Club Development for Women’s & Girls’ Clubs in East Kent.
Community Cricket Officer (Women’s & Girls’) – West Kent
Responsible for: Women’s & Girls’ Cricket Development: specifically for Schools Chance to Shine Delivery, Girls Club Competitions; County Girls Development Programme; County U17 Girls Coach and Kent Women’s Head Coach, Clubmark and Club Development for Women’s and Girls’ Clubs in West Kent