Whoop whoop! I have finally found some more lady cricket bloggers out there! I thought I was the only one of my species! All you fantastically beautiful ladies out there who plan on making an effort to get into the beautiful game, please check out http://crickette.net/
My mission this summer is to get as many women as I can to the cricket grounds around the UK, and eventually around the world! (I don’t do things by halves!) The 3 billion women of Earth all need to experience cricket at some point in their lives.
Long gone are the days when women just go to make their husband’s a cucumber sandwich. Nowadays, there’s athletic men, sunshine, cocktails, music, chanting, the list is endless! Of course in mentioning these things I am of course referring to the shorter matches like Twenty20 and One Day Internationals. Test matches are a bit more reserved and for the more hardcore cricket fan. One step at a time girls!
So at first, I urge you all to check out a one-day match. Be it at your local village ground or your nearest County stadium. The weather’s been gorgeous lately so I plan to be gracing the Swalec Stadium in Cardiff, Wales with my presence on Saturday to support my local County team Glamorgan. If anyone wishes to join me for a session in the sunshine, supping on wine and in the presence of some pretty fine specimens on the field then let me know.
I repeat: IT IS MY MISSION this year to get more women to cricket grounds. WHY? Because cricket is a GREAT game which has taken a back seat for FAR TOO LONG. Pre-2005 I couldn’t stand the game! Didn’t understand it. Didn’t want to. All it took was 2 hours of an exhilarating Ashes Test match between England and Australia and I was hooked. I FELL IN LOVE WITH A SPORT.
Cricket is deep. Cricket is complex. Cricket is passionate. Just like us.
If you have a spare 7 quid lying around and you want to brush up on the rules and players, check out my ebook on www.pitchvision.com/cricket-coaching and click on “Stacey Harris” – i’m in the Freelance Coaching Panel, smiling away. Input your details and away you go. It’ll de-mystify this occasionally daunting sport, putting it into a language more familiar to us modern woman types!