11 Sep

Scotland's first female President

Sue Strachan signed a two-term deal with Cricket Scotland on 20 August to become the first female President of the association in 140 years of its existence. The decision was finalised at a virtual AGM.

"Being elected as President of Cricket Scotland is a huge honour," she said. "To be the first female president is an even greater honour and also a huge responsibility."

She aims to strengthen cricket's standing in Scotland by attracting more youngsters to the sport and generating more media coverage for the main teams. "I hope to see young athletes choosing to join our performance pathways in the knowledge that we will prioritise their physical and mental well-being as they develop their sporting skills. I will work to see more media coverage of our national teams – junior and senior, male and female."

Jersey Cricket Board to hold new tournament

The Fairway Super Series, which will act as the curtain closer for this year’s cricket season, will have four teams competing in a two-day T20 event. For this, 48 players, including members of the women’s national team, were entered into the player draft. Players were invited based on performances in junior club cricket throughout the 2020 season.

The four teams (Beresford Street Kitchen Bandits, Shelter Trust Titans, Every Child Eagles and Lord Taverners Lightning) are all affiliated to local charities with the hope of raising awareness and money for their cause. Players from each team will learn about the efforts made by the charities working within the local community.

To ensure that the players get the most out of their experience, four members of Jersey’s men’s national team will take up the role of player mentors.

New facility to boost University Cricket in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Cricket Association (SLCA) have acquired a piece of land at the Fourah Bay College Junior Secondary School, which is being developed into a full-size ground and practice area, according to a report by Emerging Cricket.

The agreement came to fruition through a collaboration between SLCA and a number of the College's committees. The national association has donated cricket equipment to the Fourah Bay College to facilitate a higher standard of training for more people.

"When the ban on sporting activities is lifted and cricket starts playing again, we are going to revive the inter-collegiate cricket tournament, selecting a university team that will compete in the international stage," said Francis Trevor Samura, the SLCA CEO. "With the land now available, the SLCA will have to sit down and work out modalities on how to construct a dedicated cricket ground."

John Stephenson


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