Cricketing opportunities for female players is improving all the time and the team at Somerset CCC are blazing a trail for talented and enthusiastic cricketers to take their sport to a new level.

SCCC Pathway Coach and Women’s and Girls Lead, Kieran Peters, spoke to the club website about the programme in Somerset.

“This is the first time that Somerset have had in place a role that is full time and dedicated solely to delivering on the women’s and girls side of the game," said Peters.

“This side is growing so much, and we have got a large number of young cricketers coming through who are getting the opportunity. There is now a clear pathway in place for them to go on and make a career out of it.

“Now we have a clear programme in place, it will enable us to develop Somerset Cricketers to go on and represent Western Storm at EPP and Academy level and hopefully follow in the footsteps of Anya Shrubsole and Sophie Luff and play professionally.

“This is a really exciting time to be involved with the women and girls game because it is growing so much and there is a huge amount of interest in it, which we need to build upon. We have got a lot of good young cricketers coming through who are getting the opportunity to make a career out of it.”