Essex Cricket and Her Game Too announce partnership


As part of Essex Cricket’s continued efforts to champion women and girls in the sport, the Club have proudly entered into a partnership with anti-sexism campaign organisation Her Game Too.

The campaign was originally founded by 12 female football fans in May 2021, before branching into cricket a year later, with the message that sexism cannot, and will not, be tolerated within the sport.

Her Game Too aims to tackle sexism in cricket, promote inclusion, and encourage women and girls to participate in any capacity, with the target of promoting the message that cricket is Her Game Too.

The organisation also uses their own channels to champion women and girls within the sport, highlighting achievements and encouraging people to get involved themselves.

Within the partnership, the Club is committed to working with the campaign to achieve the mutual aims of increasing women and girls’ participation and championing female role models.


The partnership will also extend to the local community, with an aim of tying it into the work already being done to promote women’s safety and encourage the growth of women’s recreational cricket.

John Stephenson, Chief Executive at Essex Cricket, said: “We are very proud as a club to partner with a trailblazing organisation like Her Game Too.

“The women’s game in England has grown exponentially over the last few years, and we remain committed to ensuring that continues as we move forward.

“This partnership underlines our continued dedication to promoting, growing, and championing women and girls’ cricket, and we are excited about the future with it in place.”

Paige Caunce, Director of Cricket, and Lucy Ford, Director and Co-Founder for Her Game Too, added: “Her Game Too Cricket are delighted to be partnering with Essex County Cricket Club.

“As the game moves towards a more inclusive future, it is important for the cricketing community; from fans and volunteers to players and counties, to come together.

“In partnering with Essex CCC, this marks a huge moment for Her Game Too Cricket as we continue to foster alliances with clubs across the game and strive to make cricket a safer and more welcoming environment for all.

“The county has been doing incredible work within the community to encourage women and girls to get involved in cricket and recognising the importance of creating a safe environment for them at Chelmsford.

“Together, we hope we can build on that work and elevate the game even further. We want to thank the Club for their ongoing support, and we are excited to begin working together, sharing Her Game Too Cricket’s message that cricket is for all.”

Essex Cricket have a dedicated system in place for reporting any incidences of discrimination. If you experience sexism/misogyny anywhere within the county, Essex Cricket has a confidential email address – [email protected] – for reporting discriminatory instances.

Alternatively, if you would like to register your concerns anonymously, the Club has an anonymous reporting facility. You can also report discrimination, including sexism/misogyny, via a form on the Club’s website or through the ECB’s reporting channel.

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Women’s cricket at The Cloud County Ground in 2024

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Essex Cricket are running a not-to-be-missed offer on women’s cricket in Chelmsford this summer.

The first 500 people who purchase a ticket today for the England v Pakistan ODI on 29 May will be able to claim free tickets to every other day of women’s cricket at The Cloud County Ground in 2024, of which there are eight.

Take advantage of this offer by securing your seats for what promises to be a thrilling ODI between Heather Knight’s Three Lions and Nida Dar’s Women in Green: