SOMERSET cricket fans have the perfect opportunity to support their county women’s side on Bank Holiday Monday, May 6.

Somerset are hosting Durham at Taunton Vale on ‘County Women’s Cricket Day’, a new nationwide initiative launched to encourage more supporters to get behind their women’s team.

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The campaign is being run as a joint venture through the combined efforts of various individual women’s cricket supporters, and the following cricket websites and blogs:, and

Somerset captain Sophie Luff said: “I think it’s a great initiative.

“It has got people talking about the women’s county game, which can only be a good thing.

“Women’s county cricket goes under the radar and it really shouldn’t.

“There are some are great players and some international players involved in the county game with some good talent coming through.

“It’s really important that the counties are supporting this too.”

Former England captain Charlotte Edwards added: “This is a brilliant campaign and something I really support.

“It is important we raise awareness of women’s county cricket, and hopefully as a result we’ll get more cricket lovers watching and following their local counties.”

The match comes the day after Somerset’s women begin their County Championship season at home to Wales, also at Taunton Vale, on Sunday, May 5.