EASST back Women & Girls Cricket Across Southend & Essex


Essex County Cricket Board are delighted to announce the continued support of The Essex and Southend Sports Trust (EASST) for another season.

EASST have once again agreed to support the development and delivery of Women & Girls Cricket across the County by making a donation of £25,000. This includes support for maintaining the quality of the cricket facilities at Garon Park where many of the Women and Girls’ games are played.

Natalie Samaranayake, Women & Girls Lead Development Officer at The Essex County Cricket Board said of the donation; “We are excited and truly grateful for the support from EASST.

“Their financial help will enable us to deliver cricket programmes for Women and Girls in Essex; from providing taster sessions, to developing leagues and structures to prolong their cricketing journey.

Without such support we would struggle to develop any significant quantity or quality of female players in the County.

Peter Butler, Chairman of EASST also commented; “Establishing quality centres of excellence in Essex to develop good cricketers is fundamental to the long term strength of the game in the County.

“We are delighted to continue our support for the community facilities at Garon Park and to promote the Women and Girls’ game.”

A presentation was made during the recent Essex Eagles Royal London One-Day Cup match versus Somerset where Niamh Rayment, Georgia Hayes, Georgie Spotswood and Grace O’Malley-Kumar of the Essex Women Development squads were on hand to receive the cheque from Joe Sims and Peter Butler of EASST. Also pictured are Essex Eagles stars, Matt Quinn and Callum Taylor.

A full list of fixtures to be played at Garon Park can be viewed at www.https://https://www.essexcricket.org.uk//garonpark

Essex County Cricket Board would like to thank EASST for their continued support.