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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 will act as the ‘Regional Host’ and The County Ground in Beckenham will be the ‘Regional Performance Centre’.

Former Surrey Head Coach Richard Bedbrook is the Regional Director of Women’s Cricket for the South East Stars and is ultimately responsible for both the Elite programme and the Academy programme in the region.

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BEDBROOK NAMED REGIONAL DIRECTOR

Published: 6th March, 2020

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2020

2020 saw the launch of the Rachel Heyhoe-Flint Trophy where the eight regions were placed into a North and South group playing 6 games in the group stage, with the winners of each group going into the final at Edgbaston. This year’s competition saw the Stars come together as a playing group for the first time, finishing 3rd in the South Group.

2021

The Regional structure is also designed to give professional contracts to 40 players outside of those that receive ECB central contracts. The first five players to receive professional contracts at South East Stars are Aylish Cranstone, Alice Davidson-Richards, Sophia Dunkley, Tash Farrant and Bryony Smith. The programme also supports a full Academy structure throughout the winter with games during the summer aiming to bridge the gap between county and regional level. This change in the Women’s game allows a wider range of players to receive regular high quality coaching from the Regional team, alongside the support from a Regional Physiotherapist and Strength & Conditioning coach.

Upcoming Fixtures

South East Stars’ fixtures will be listed here when announced by the ECB.