Paperback isbn: 9781914110160
Publication Date: 10th January 2023
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.
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, Kate Cross, Ebony Rainford-Brent, Henry Moeran, Nat Sciver, Isa Guha, Lisa Sthalekar, Mel Jones, Lisa Keightley, Alex Hartley, Clare Connor, Ali Mitchell, Charles Dagnall, Katherine Brunt, Amy Jones and more.
Lydia Greenway enjoyed a 13 year England career as a middle order batter, in which she played in 14 tests, 126 ODIs and 85 T20Is. She is an ODI World Cup winner, a T20 World Cup winner and a four times Ashes winner. Named as England women’s player of the year in 2010, Lydia was known as one of the finest fielders of her generation.
Since retiring from international cricket in 2016, Lydia founded “Cricket for Girls”, an organisation dedicated to coaching and growing the women’s game. She is a regular commentator and broadcaster, covering the women & men’s game around the world.