Lindal Moor Cricket Club was part of Women's County Cricket Day when they hosted Cumbria's Division Three match against Leicestershire on Monday.

Unfortunately for the home side, the result didn't go their way, as they were beaten by eight wickets in the sunny but chilly conditions, despite a battling half-century from Rebecca Duckworth.

Women's County Cricket Day was part of a new campaign that was 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

The aim was to promote the Women's County Championship to a wider audience with a full programme of fixtures being played on the Bank Holiday Monday in all three divisions in venues across the country.

Cumbria went into the game off the back of a 38-run victory against Lincolnshire that opened their campaign in style in Group A of the Third Division.

Unfortunately, after losing the toss and being put in to bat, they were made to struggle by an impressive Leicestershire bowling attack, with only Duckworth's 53 not out off 105 balls providing prolonged resistance in their order.

The hosts were unable to put together a significant partnership, with Natalie Kaye (15) the only other batter to reach double figures.

Leicestershire shared the wickets around, but the pick of their bowlers was Rebecca Brazier, who took 2-6 from 6.2 overs.

She was ably backed up by Harriett Leach and captain Niki Patel, who both chipped in with two wickets, as Cumbria were eventually bowled out for just 131, admittedly a one-run improvement on their innings against Lincolnshire the previous day.

In reply, Leicestershire found things far more comfortable with the bat, as an opening partnership worth 88 between Leach and Brazier ensured the result was never really in doubt.

Leach was eventually trapped lbw on 55 (off 43 balls) by Olivia Brinsden and Elizabeth Priddle dismissed Patel (8), but this didn't stop the visitors from breezing to their target of 132 inside just 23 overs.