For many decades, women and girls’ cricket has been under-represented, under-financed, undervalued and lacking in true organisation. Despite this, many thousands of female players over the years have fought against the barriers, developed their skills and fallen in love with this incredible sport.
Recent years have seen an explosion of female participation, broadcast coverage, new teams, new clubs, new competitions and an undeniable sense that women and girls’ cricket is establishing itself as the most significant growth area of the game. We’ve seen full houses at Lords and the MCG, we’ve seen the success of the Hundred, the Women’s Big Bash, the prospect of a Women’s IPL and most importantly, thousands of new players across the world benefitting from everything cricket has to offer.
What is needed now, is to build on these successes, to provide resources and information for clubs, schools and coaches to start, to grow and to coach their own programmes.
This book is the answer.
- Introduction: Why women and girls’ cricket?
- How to develop a successful club or school programme
- Coaching female cricketers and teams
- How to develop mentally strong cricketers
- Formats, techniques and tactics
- Selecting & using the right kit
- Pathways for girls around the world
- Equality, diversity & inclusion
- Advice for players
Lydia Greenway has written a full guide on coaching, administration, formats, techniques, EDI and more. Packed with practical advice, the book has original contributions from some of the most influential players, administrators, coaches and broadcasters in the world, including: Charlotte Edwards, Alyssa Healy, Heather Knight, Ebony Rainford-Brent, Henry Moeran, Nat Sciver, Isa Guha, Lisa Sthalekar, Mel Jones, Lisa Keightley, Clare Connor, Alison Mitchell, Charles Dagnall, Katherine Brunt, Amy Jones and more.
Charlotte Edwards CBE: Former England Captain, Head Coach Southern Brave, Head Coach Southern Vipers
" Lydia is an incredible servant of cricket, as a player, coach and broadcaster. She is a tireless champion of the women's game and her knowledge, experience, passion and dedication make this book utterly invaluable to everyone involved in cricket at every level. I simply can't recommend this book highly enough"
Nasser Hussain OBE: Former England Captain, Broadcaster
Female Cricket is the most important growth area of our game and this is absolutely the most important book to support it. There's no one great to teach the right way we can all do this together than Lydia Greenway. I'd strongly advise every club, school, coach and player across the world to read the book and incorporate the (many!) lessons from it"