Kent Women’s Clubs Benefit From Fundraising Event

Thursday 14th September 2023

Earlier this year, Kent Cricket hosted a President’s Handover Lunch, presided over by outgoing 2022 President Yvonne Neame & the Club’s President for 2023. The event was attended by almost 50 Kent Cricket partners, Century Club members & Past Presidents and showcased the best of the Club’s female talent pathway & the Club’s ongoing commitment to growing the women’s game.

During the lunch there was an auction to raise funds to support the growth and development of the women’s and girls’ game in Kent. The auction raised over £3,000 and some of those funds went towards gifting new hardball kitbags for developing women’s and girls’ cricket clubs. Click here to read more about that event.

This fundraising amount has had a positive effect for women’s clubs in Kent, with four clubs benefitting from new cricket equipment/kit aiding their development.


Cobham Ladies have this year been supported with some new hardball cricket equipment by Kent and have used this to put on training and enter the ladies team into the Kent Women’s Development League for the first time.

Mark Sheppard, the Ladies’ Coach commented “I wanted to thank you from everyone at Cobham Ladies Cricket for gaining the grant for our hardball equipment. We now have the most enthusiastic group of women and girls playing cricket two or three times a week with wonderful new kit to help them on their journey. The ladies started to practice hardball during the winter months indoor and played their first ever match against Tunbridge Wells. It was a fabulous game played in an exceptional spirit by both sides”.


Sevenoaks Vine CC have utilised their equipment donation very effectively, building a hardball women’s squad who have competed well in the Kent Women’s Development League, finishing second missing out on the shield merely by run rate,

Susie Rowe, the Ladies’ Coach commented “Thank you ever so much for the generous donation of new hardball cricket kit to Sevenoaks Vine CC. It has enabled 17 women, who are relatively new to cricket, to train and play matches in the club’s first ever season of women’s hardball cricket. This generous donation has removed any barrier to participation and enables many more players to access the sport, which otherwise would not have been possible.”


Farningham have been regular women’s softball cricketers for a few years now and have recently received support from Kent Cricket to purchase some new hardball equipment. The club have already started training with some of the ladies and are keen to explore hardball league entry next season.


Kemsing CC have started women’s softball cricket and for 2023 entered the Kent Women’s Softball Cricket League for the first time. Kent were able to help them source extra bats, stumps and tees which has enhanced their training.

“The extra equipment has made a huge difference for our training sessions, thank you!”