Lindal Moor will be the hosting part of Women’s County Cricket Day next Monday, as Cumbria’s ladies head to the South Lakes to take on Leicestershire at Pennington Lane.

The aim of what is a new campaign is to promote women’s county cricket to a wider audience and to encourage cricket lovers across the country to get out and discover a part of the game they may not know much about.

Cumbria play in Division Three of the Women’s County Championship and the campaign is keen to include counties that are in unheralded parts of the county and not just those that have well-known England internationals in their ranks.

The campaign is being run as a joint venture through the combined efforts of various individual women’s cricket supporters, and cricket websites and blogs, CricketHer, Women’s Cricket Blog and

Former England captain Charlotte Edwards said: “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, said: “Women’s county cricket produces the England stars of the future, but often very few people know that these matches are taking place.

“The men’s county calendar for 2019 has seen a drastic reduction in the amount of weekend cricket available to followers of the game, but 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.”

Cumbria’s match against Leicestershire is due to start at midday.