The ECB have today confirmed this year’s regional women’s fixtures, including a 50-over & 20-over schedule for South East Stars.
The Stars, representing Surrey & Kent in the regional structure of the women’s game, will take on the seven other regional Centres of Excellence in the 50-over Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy.
The group stage of that competition begins for the Stars on the 29th May with a trip to Essex’s Cloudfm County Ground to play Sunrisers. Stars will then host inaugural champions Southern Vipers on Bank Holiday Monday before Western Storm visit The Kia Oval the following Saturday. A trip to Northern Diamonds, last year’s beaten finalists, completes the first portion of 50-over cricket.
Starting on the 26th June is the inaugural regional T20 competition. Stars have this year been drawn in a four-team group with Lightning, Central Sparks & Southern Vipers.
They will face each side once before the regional programme breaks for The Hundred. Once The Hundred has been completed, the Women’s Regional T20 competition will begin again on Wednesday 25th August where the sides to compete at Finals Day on the 5th September will be decided.
Following Finals Day, the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy will return. Stars will play the three remaining teams in a bid to finish in the top three. First place will progress straight to the 25th September final while second & third will compete for the right to face them.
Venues, start times & ticket details for all fixtures will be confirmed in due course.
South East Stars have been hard at work throughout the winter, with experienced county player Johann Myburgh instilled as Head Coach and England seamer Tash Farrant confirmed as captain. Farrant is one of five professionals contracted to South East Stars, alongside Aylish Cranstone, Alice Davidson-Richards, Sophia Dunkley & Bryony Smith.
FULL FIXTURE LIST
|Sat||29/05/2021||1 day||Sunrisers||South East Stars||The Cloudfm County Ground||RHFT|
|Mon||31/05/2021||1 day||South East Stars||Southern Vipers||TBC||RHFT|
|Sat||05/06/2021||1 day||South East Stars||Western Storm||Kia Oval||RHFT|
|Sat||12/06/2021||1 day||Northern Diamonds||South East Stars||Emerald Headingley||RHFT|
|Sat||26/06/2021||1 day||Lightning||South East Stars||Trent Bridge||WRC 20|
|Sat||03/07/2021||1 day||South East Stars||Central Sparks||TBC||WRC 20|
|Sat||10/07/2021||1 day||South East Stars||Southern Vipers||TBC||WRC 20|
|Wed||25/08/2021||1 day||South East Stars||Lightning||TBC||WRC 20|
|Sat||28/08/2021||1 day||Southern Vipers||South East Stars||TBC||WRC 20|
|Mon||30/08/2021||1 day||Central Sparks||South East Stars||New Road||WRC 20|
|Sun||05/09/2021||1 day||Finals Day||TBC||WR20|
|Fri||10/09/2021||1 day||South East Stars||Lightning||TBC||RHFT|
|Sun||12/09/2021||1 day||Central Sparks||South East Stars||New Road||RHFT|
|Sat||18/09/2021||1 day||South East Stars||Thunder||TBC||RHFT|
|Wed||22/09/2021||1 day||2nd v 3rd playoff||TBC||RHFT|