12 March 2019

Ahead of a significant international summer for the England Women’s team, including a home Ashes series, ECB is teaming up with the nine First-Class Counties hosting international women’s cricket this year to launch #HeathersPride competition.

Women’s and girls’ cricket in England & Wales continues to grow and to celebrate that, this competition, fronted by England Captain Heather Knight, will give 11 girls across the country a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join Knight and the England team for a training session ahead of the Ashes.

The competition was announced on ECB social media channels on International Women’s Day through a video with Heather Knight.

The competition is open to girls between the aged of 7-11 across the country. To find the 11 winners, the nine First-Class Counties hosting England Women’s matches this summer will each select one worthy winner from their County who has explained to them why they deserve the chance to be a member of #HeathersPride.

The remaining two winners will be selected from across England and Wales by Knight herself, as ‘Captain’s Picks’.


How to Enter

To enter simply fill in our form here and explain why you deserve to be the winner!

Entries for the competition will close on 1st May.

Speaking about the competition, Heather Knight said: “We’ve made so much progress over the last few years and we want to keep moving forward.

At the very top we’re pushing towards more depth and having more professional players while it’s amazing that more and more girls are playing the game through initiatives like All Stars.

“Chance to Shine also celebrated introducing cricket to its two millionth girl this week. It’s exciting to think of how many girls are now choosing cricket.

“Some of the best moments from our win in the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup was seeing young girls imitate us on the side-lines and hopefully many more will be inspired by this competition to become part of #HeathersPride. I can’t wait to see all the winners in the summer!”

Clare Connor, who was appointed Managing Director, Women’s Cricket at ECB, in January 2019, added:

“Our strategy for 2020-24 is all about inspiring future generations and this is a great initiative from Heather and the Counties to really bring that to life by giving 11 lucky girls the chance to train with their heroes for the day.

“Heather’s and the team’s victory at the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup created a huge opportunity for us and now we must take that to the next level through this strategy. As all of that exciting work takes shape, I’m looking forward to seeing the training session with the 11 winners of Heather’s Pride and the England women’s team this summer.”

For full competition terms and conditions - Click here

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