Gould pledges return of Surrey Women

Surrey Women gather in a huddle ahead of play

Published: 12th October, 2019

The huge changes in women’s cricket ahead of the 2020 season won’t stop Surrey from fielding a county team, said Richard Gould earlier this week.

Speaking in an interview with journalist Adam Collins, he pledged that while the players are set for a busy 2020 summer, they will still pull on the 3 Feathers of Surrey during the course of the season.

He said: “We will make sure that we are playing women’s cricket to highest level we possibly can. The scarcity of resource is the players. The best players will be playing in The Hundred and for the centre of excellence teams that are being created. However, we will find opportunities to bring our Surrey players back here at The Kia Oval in front of the biggest crowds we can find in meaningful matches.

“A few years ago we started the London Cup, which is Surrey v Middlesex and we play here and at Lord’s. Those are the elements that we will look to continue and we need to because that is what is demanded of us. Our supporters want Surrey to field a men’s and a women’s team. Our sponsors and partners also do that so for us it’s non-negotiable. If that means trying to find windows with other counties then we’ll do it.”

2020 Memberships are now available at The Kia Oval with a range of benefits including access to Surrey home matches, priority for international tickets and invitations to Members’ only events.

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