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The Incora County Ground to host Women's Regional T20 fixture

Thursday 18th February 2021
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Written by Stephen Martin

The Incora™ County Ground will host a Women’s Regional T20 fixture between Lightning and Southern Vipers on Monday 30 August. 

Loughborough-based Lightning’s side could contain a number of England stars, including Derbyshire-born all-rounder Sarah Glenn, who was named Player of the Series for her performances against the West Indies in Derby last year.

Southern Vipers won the inaugural Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy in 2020 and will be aiming to make their mark in the shorter format this time around.

The Women’s Regional T20 is set to commence on 26 June with the eight teams split into two groups of four. Each team will play three home and three away matches during the group stage before Finals Day on 5 September.

ECB Managing Director of Women’s Cricket, Clare Connor, said: “This promises to be a truly memorable summer of cricket for the women’s game.

“We are not only set to further professionalise the game with more players on full-time contracts than ever before but, crucially, we will showcase our game to more young girls across England and Wales so that they can say cricket is a game for them.

“I am particularly proud that we will continue to move forward with Rachael Heyhoe Flint’s name, with everything she represented for women’s cricket, firmly entrenched in our journey.

“The launch of women’s regional cricket last summer, despite the challenges caused by the pandemic, was another significant step forward for our domestic game. We are now looking forward to seeing those regional teams play twice as much cricket this summer with the addition of the T20 competition.”

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