Published: 10:00, 24 March 2021
| Updated: 11:00, 24 March 2021
Kent Women will take part in an expanded Women’s London Championship 50-over competition this coming season.
‘The Horses’ will compete alongside four other counties, offering meaningful playing opportunities that aid the growth of players and the game itself.
Sussex Women will join Kent, Surrey - winners of the inaugural competition in 2020 - Middlesex and Essex for 2021 in a league campaign which will see the top side crowned champions after all teams have played each other once.
Kent’s first game is against Essex on May 1 with the remaining fixtures taking place the following month.
Head coach Dave Hathrill said: "This competition is an ideal opportunity for players to showcase their skills in a format frequently played in by regional centres, in a competitive, high performance environment.
"We will be using this competition to continue our proud tradition of promoting younger players into the First XI to gain invaluable match experience, as we continue to look to provide players with the necessary skillsets and talent to both regional sides and national teams.
"Everyone associated with Kent Women is excited to once more play in the Women's London Championship, and alongside the Vitality Women's County T20, we're all looking forward to a fuller and more competitive 2021 season."