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Lancashire Cricket Board - Women and Girls Cricket to get Boost from 2012
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Women and Girls Cricket to get Boost from 2012

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I will be leaving the seaside behind from January 1st as i move to become Chance to Shine Women and Girls Development Officer

My time on the Fylde coast is nearly at an end as i have been appointed in this new role. There will be someone who will continue my role within Fylde as i move into the office at Manchester. My role is yet to be finalised but i am looking forward to bringing some new ideas to both junior and senior women’s cricket within Lancashire. I will work from grassroots right through to County level. I am looking forward to the challenge of increasing the profile of women’s cricket, especially around senior women club teams. I will have more information regarding this role when i start on 1st January 2012.

I hope the Lancashire Girls U13 squad are looking forward to taking to the stage at the County Champions Dinner at the Point on 29th February where all the clubs winning teams will be celebrating their success.

Trials are already under way for the girls squads with 19 girls selected at U13 level to attend finals trials in January. The U15 girls trials start this weekend with over 30 girls nominated the U17 trials will be held in the new year.

Some changes are coming from the ECB for the age group and senior women’s cricket for 2012. The senior women are now part of division 2 along with 8 other Counties. They will play Home or Away this year against each county once. A 20/20 competition will once again take part at the start of August. At age group level its likely that all divisions will be grouped on performance mainly with some geographical input. This is yet to be fully confirmed by ECB.


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ted 12/12/2011 11:58:11
I am very pleased to read your report about girls/ladies cricket which here in Lancashire is progessing strongly to a very good standard. What I have seen when umpring girls cricket has impressed me.
As I have recently been apponted Secretary of the Ribbledale Youth Cricket League I will be doing my very best to encourage all boys and girls to get involved in cricket. In Lancashire we have Kathy Cross, of Heywood, playing for England Ladies, and Alex Hartley of Read in my league at the Lancashire Accademy. This all points to a good future for girls/ladies cricket and I will be doing my best to support existing and new developments.
Keep up the good work Jenny, and please, keep us all informed during the winter months, its important.
Jen 19/12/2011 15:24:32
Ted, thanks for your comments, its great news for Women and Girls Cricket to have a full time appointment. Hopefully the game will continue to thrive in Lancashire and we can work together to get some structured clubs for the girls and women to play at.
Continue your great work in the Ribble Valley and its nice to get some feedback of the standard of the games you have umpired.
ted 08/01/2012 06:43:10
Good Luck Jenny in your new appointment. You will be at the heart of things and have a great influence on developing girls and ladies cricket in Lancashire.

I know the girls are very keen, in some respects much keener than the boys, and from what I have seen in recent years girls cricket has a bright future.

It would be great to see some of our leagues encourage their clubs to produce teams and leagues and then perhaps inter league etc. One problem is what night would they play etc. But we do have girls and ladies playing in boys/mens teams so there is a future.

The fact that Lancashire have produced one lady cricketer for England, girls are represented in the Lancs academy and females are seen in all grades of male cricket tells me that it wont be too long before there is a structured game for girls/ladies within Lancashire. Keep up the good work Jenny, hope to see you during 2012.
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