Nic Wilson, Cricket Scotland’s Female Participation Manager, has circulated a document on female cricket pathways today, and this can be viewed online. Nic writes, “The new female cricket pathways document shows the current programmes for females at both participation and performance level. This document will be added to Cricket Scotland website very shortly. To ensure growth [in the women’s game] it is vital to provide several entry points into female cricket, covering all ages, and readers will see these in the left column under FIRST EXPERIENCE. Next to this is the ‘traditional’ club pathway, incorporating competitions like the Women’s Premier League, Beyond Boundaries Women’s Scottish Cup and The Wee Bash. We will be promoting a new concept in 2019 – the Female Cricket Hub, watch this space!
“The regional programme consists of two women’s teams: the Eagles representing the east and the Stormers representing Caledonia and the west. Below that sit four regional Under 16 teams aligned with the male pathway Eastern Knights, Western Warriors and Caledonia Highlanders North and South.
“The national pathway is self-explanatory with an ever-expanding programme for all teams involved.
“Cricket Scotland are committed to increasing female participation in our clubs and schools and taking our representative teams to new heights. We hope that this document will provide clarity to how we are going about this, for anyone involved or interested in female cricket in Scotland. Our female participation team consisting of Rosy Ryan (west), Madison Garland (east) and myself are here to help and happy to answer any questions that might arise . Your local development officer or Regional Manager will also be able to help.”