REPRESENTING THE CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS’ CRICKET
The newly formed Centre of Excellence is one of eight Regions across the country as part of the ECB’s plan to transform women and girls’ cricket, released in October 2019. The South East Stars will work in partnership with Kent County Cricket Club and Surrey County Cricket Club. Surrey act as the ‘Regional Host’ and The County Ground in Beckenham will be the ‘Regional Performance Centre’.
Emma Calvert is the Regional Director of Women’s Cricket and is ultimately responsible for both the Elite programme and the Academy programme in the region.
In 2021, the South East Stars lifted the Charlotte Edwards Cup – the T20 competition for the eight regional sides.
In 2022, the Stars didn’t lift a trophy but have played some tremendous cricket and have seen players such as Bryony Smith, Alice Capsey, Tash Farrant and Alice Davidson-Richards blossom into elite international cricketers.