Ahead of the 2019 cricket season, you may have seen a new social media campaign launched aiming to get more county cricket supporters watching their women’s team. The campaign will centre 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 launched on Twitter on 25th March via a dedicated account (@WomensCricDay), using the hashtag #YourCounty. Cricket fans up and down the country will be encouraged to discover the hidden gem that is women’s county cricket by attending their nearest match on Monday 6th May.
Kent will have a host of international stars in action this Bank Holiday Monday including Tammy Beaumont, Alice Davidson-Richards, Tash Farrant, Fran Wilson and Laura Marsh.
The campaign is being run as a joint venture through the combined efforts of various individual women’s cricket supporters, and the following cricket websites and blogs: www.crickether.com (Twitter – @crickether), www.womens-cricket.blogspot.com (Twitter – @WomensCricBlog) and www.womenscricket.net (Twitter – @DonMiles13).
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.”
Questions about the campaign should be addressed in the first instance to Richard Clark (firstname.lastname@example.org).
A list of women’s county fixtures for Monday 6th May is below. All matches are scheduled to start at 11am.
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
Hampshire v Yorkshire – Totton and Eling Cricket Club, Southern Gardens, Totton, Southampton SO40 8RW