Commonwealth Baton Relay Celebrates Women’s Cricket

Thursday 7th July 2022

Birmingham 2022 will be the first Commonwealth Games to host Women’s T20 Cricket since it’s inception in 1930.  In the lead up to the launch of the Games, the 16th official Queen’s Baton Relay passed through the city of Canterbury.

The Relay began on 7 October 2021, with Her Majesty The Queen placing her Message to the Commonwealth into the Baton. The Baton is now on its 294-day long journey to every corner of the Commonwealth.

To celebrate Women’s Cricket making its Commonwealth Games debut at Birmingham 2022, Kent Cricket hosted local primary schools Blean and St Peter’s Methodist for some Dynamos Cricket activity within Dane John Gardens.

The boys and girls participated in some fun and active Dynamos Cricket activity on the grass next to the Bandstand, as they waited for the Baton to appear. When the time came, the school children formed a Guard of Honour with their Dynamos Cricket Bats, as Steve Lindsey (Growth Hub, Canterbury) ran the Baton through Dane John and up onto the Canterbury wall.

Women’s T20 Cricket will emulate history at Birmingham 2022, as the first T20 International was played by women, and this will be the first time both the T20 format and the women’s game feature at a Commonwealth Games! The Baton event an apt way to celebrate this.

Click here to read more about Women’s Cricket at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.