Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy 2021 Schedules Announced

England Cricket Board (ECB) has declared that this year, the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy (RHFT) will be played along with a new tournament which is the Women’s Regional T20 Tournament. While the Rachael Heyhoe Flint trophy will start from June 12, the Women’s Regional cricket T20 will be starting from the 26th of June. Both the tournaments will be played in tandem right until September.

 

rachael heyhoe flint trophy 2020 Winners
Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy 2020 Winners. PC: Twitter

 

Southern Vipers had won the inaugural edition of the 50-over RHFT which was constituted in the memory of Baroness Rachael Heyhoe Flint OBE, who led England to its first-ever World Cup in 1973. She was a pioneer in her cricketing days and it was her dedicated efforts to achieve a level playing ground for female cricketers which paved the way for present-day players.

While declaring the fixtures, ECB Managing Director of women’s cricket Clare Connor said, “This promises to be a truly memorable summer of cricket for the women’s game. I am particularly proud that we will continue to move forward with Rachael Heyhoe Flint’s name, with everything she represented for women’s cricket, firmly entrenched in our journey.”

“The launch of women’s regional cricket last summer, despite the challenges caused by the pandemic, was another significant step forward for our domestic game. We are now looking forward to seeing those regional teams play twice as much cricket this summer with the addition of the T 20 competition,” signs off Connor. 

Schedule

June 12: Central Sparks vs Thunder, New Road – RHFT
June 12: Western Storm vs Southern Vipers, tbc – RHFT

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June 26: Lightning vs South East Stars, Trent Bridge – WRC 20
June 26: Central Sparks vs Southern Vipers, Edgbaston – WRC 20
June 26: Northern Diamonds vs Thunder, Emerald Headingley – WRC 20
June 26: Western Storm vs Sunrisers, The Cooper Associates County Ground – WRC 20

July 2: Sunrisers vs Northern Diamonds, The Cloudfm County Ground – WRC 20
July 3: South East Stars vs Central Sparks, tbc, WRC 20
July 3: Southern Vipers vs Lightning, tbc, WRC 20
July 3: Thunder vs Western Storm, tbc, WRC 20

July 9: Thunder vs Sunrisers, Emirates Old Trafford – WRC 20
July 10: Lightning vs Central Sparks, tbc – WRC 20
July 10: South East Stars vs Southern Vipers, tbc – WRC 20
July 10: Western Storm vs Northern Diamonds, The Cooper Associates County Ground – WRC 20

August 25: South East Stars vs Lightning, tbc – WRC 20
August 25: Southern Vipers vs Central Sparks, tbc – WRC 20
August 25: Northern Diamonds vs Sunrisers, tbc – WRC 20
August 25: Western Storm vs Thunder, Sophia Gardens – WRC 20

August 28: Central Sparks vs Lightning, New Road – WRC 20
August 28: Southern Vipers vs South East Stars, tbc – WRC 20
August 28: Northern Diamonds vs Western Storm, Emirates Riverside – WRC 20
August 28: Sunrisers vs Thunder, The County Ground Northampton – WRC 20

August 30: Lightning vs Southern Vipers, The Incora County Ground – WRC 20
August 30: Central Sparks vs South East Stars, New Road – WRC 20
August 30: Sunrisers vs Western Storm, tbc – WRC 20
August 30: Thunder vs Northern Diamonds, tbc – WRC 20

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September 5: Finals Day, tbc – WRC 20

September 10: Northern Diamonds vs Western Storm, Emirates Riverside – RHFT
September 10: South East Stars vs Lightning, tbc – RHFT
September 10: Sunrisers vs Central Sparks, tbc – RHFT
September 10: Thunder vs Southern Vipers, tbc – RHFT

September 12: Northern Diamonds vs Thunder, Emirates Riverside – RHFT
September 12: Central Sparks vs South East Stars, New Road – RHFT
September 12: Western Storm vs Lightning, Bristol County Ground – RHFT
September 12: Sunrisers vs Southern Vipers, tbc – RHFT

September 18: Lightning vs Central Sparks, tbc – RHFT
September 18: South East Stars vs Thunder, tbc – RHFT
September 18: Western Storm vs Sunrisers, Bristol County Ground – RHFT
September 18: Southern Vipers vs Northern Diamonds, tbc – RHFT

September 22: second vs third play-off, tbc – RHFT
September 25: Final, tbc – RHFT

Source – Sky Sports

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