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Hayes CC win inaugural Kent Women’s Premier League

Tuesday 5th September 2023

In the first year of the Kent Women’s Premier League (KWPL), Hayes Women have been crowned Champions, beating The Mote Women in a 40-over game match this past Sunday.

Hosted at The Mote Cricket Club, the KWPL Final involved the top two teams from the league, competing to win their first Shield.

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Hayes won the Toss, with Captain Chelsey Rowson opting to field first and sending the Mote squad into bat. Sam Wright and Ella Darlington opened solidly together, putting on a partnership of 101 and setting a solid foundation.

After this partnership was broken, Wright put on two more 30+ partnerships with Daisy Conway and Charley Noble.

The Mote finished their innings very neatly on 200 runs, Wright the pick of the batters with 87 and Zoe Dreaneen the bowlers, with figures of 5 wickets for 11 runs.

After the innings break, Captain Chelsey Rowson and Ryana Macdonald-Gay (recently returned from The 100) opened the batting for Hayes. They set off at quite the pace, eclipsing the early run rate set by The Mote, Mcdonald Gay at a strike rate of 125, hitting 25 off 22 balls.

Emily Barrett took to the field at the fall of the first wicket and never left. An imperious innings, she had 4 different batting partners on her way to a total of 122 off 101 balls.

Hayes reached the winning total of 201 within 32 overs to cap a brilliant fixture.

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Hayes were awarded their shield and medals after the match by Kent Cricket’s Women’s Competition Sponsor, Canterbury Christ Church University; Paul Carney attending on their behalf.

The Kent Girls’ Pathway Awards also ran successfully alongside the Final and created a fantastic atmosphere and day of celebration for female cricket.

By Helen Fagg-Lenihan, Kent Cricket’s Senior Manager (Female & Disability Cricket)


International T20 cricket is back at The Spitfire Ground after 12 years next Summer!

International T20 cricket will return to Canterbury on Thursday 11 July 2024 when The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence hosts the 3rd match in England’s IT20 series against New Zealand.

It is only the second time that Canterbury has hosted a Women’s International T20 match in its long history, and will be another boost for the continued growth of women’s cricket in Kent.

Registration for access to our ticket ballot is now open. Please complete the form below:

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The ballot will open from from Monday 18 September.

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