Sussex Cricket is proud to be supporting the inaugural Women’s County Cricket Day on Monday 6th May.
Part of a new social media campaign aiming to get more county cricket supporters watching their local team, Women’s County Cricket Day will centre around encouraging fans to attend their nearest women’s match on one specific day, which this year is the early May Bank Holiday.
On that day, Sussex are hosting Nottinghamshire in the Royal London Women’s County One-Day Championship at the Sir Rod Aldridge Cricket Centre at Brighton Aldridge Community Academy.
The match starts at 11am and entry is free to all. Sussex are back in division one of the competition after winning promotion last season, and with five current England players in the squad there are likely to be some big names on show, alongside some of the most promising young players in the country.
The Women’s County Cricket Day campaign is being run by a group of women’s cricket supporters and established cricket websites and blogs; www.crickether.com (@crickether), www.womens-cricket.blogspot.com (@WomensCricBlog) and www.womenscricket.net (@DonMiles13).
The campaign was officially launched today with a dedicated Twitter account (@WomensCricDay) and the hashtag #YourCounty.
Former England captain, Charlotte Edwards is lending her support to Women’s County Cricket Day and had this to say about the campaign: ““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.”
Raf Nicholson, Editor of CRICKETher.com, said: “Women’s county cricket produces the England stars of the future, but often very few people know that these matches are taking place.”
“Women’s county matches will be taking place every Sunday and Bank Holiday during May and June. We want to encourage cricket followers to take this great opportunity to get out there and support their county.”
The full list of Sussex Women fixtures is available here. All home matches are played at the Sir Rod Aldridge Cricket Centre and entry to all matches is free.