Kent Cricket holds inaugural Girls Super Camp

Kent Cricket held its inaugural Kent Girls Super Camp at Sevenoaks School from 12 – 14 February 2024 during the half-term break.

78 girls from across the Kent Girls Area Cricket Programme and Talent Pathway attended over the three days, with over sixty players every day.

An unmissable evening of cricket is coming to Canterbury in the Summer of 2024, and tickets are now on sale to see England’s heroes take on the White Ferns of New Zealand in Canterbury, just an hour’s journey from the capital.

It is only the second time that Canterbury has hosted a Women’s International T20 match in its long history, and will be another boost for the continued growth of women’s cricket in Kent.

Tickets for this match are now on general sale at Early Bird prices – don’t miss out on saving money & being there to witness England in T20 action:

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The course was run by Kent Women & Girls’ Pathway Manager, Dave Smith, who assembled an experienced team of coaches to deliver what was an incredible learning opportunity for all that attended. The coaching team involved Senior Kent Women off-spinner Megan Belt, Southern Vipers & Kent Women star Megan Sturge, Kent Second XI Head Coach Mark Dekker, South East Stars Regional Talent Managers Jennifer Jackson & Lucy Arman, and a whole host of Kent Cricket Boys and Girls Talent Pathway coaches.

The players took part in a batting session every day, which was run by Mark Dekker. The pace bowlers worked with Kent League legend and Girls Pathway coach, Andy Tutt. Spin bowlers worked with Megan Belt and Jennifer Jackson.

Every player underwent a physical profiling with Geoff Marshall, Head of Athletic Performance at Sevenoaks School & Kent Girls’ Talent Pathway Strength & Conditioning coach, and left with some action points to work on to improve their physical development.

The afternoon sessions focused on specific net scenarios: Building an innings on day 1; rotating the strike on day 2; Focusing on boundary hitting on day 3. The girls also had workshops on sports psychology, tactical awareness and batting game plans. One of the most popular activities was a Dragon’s Den style workshop.

The girls were split into groups and had to come up with a new game, or warm-up activity, using the available equipment. They then presented it to the group and the coaches picked a winner. There were some excellent ideas and presentations.

Reflecting on the three days, Kent Women & Girls’ Pathway Manager, Dave Smith said: “It was fantastic to see all the girls making new friends, enjoying their cricket and learning more about the game.

“The standard of girls’ cricket in Kent is phenomenal. It bodes very well for the future.”

Thank you to Sevenoaks School for hosting the camp, to Ambition Sport for the camp T-shirts, to all the coaches who helped deliver a successful camp and to the parents for supporting it by bringing the players each day.

For information or enquiries about the Kent Cricket Girls’ Area Cricket Programme & the Kent Girls Talent Pathway at please contact Kent Women & Girls’ Pathway Manager, Dave Smith. 

England Women vs. New Zealand at The Spitfire Ground in July is not included in 2024 Memberships or Six Pack ticket bundles. Members, Six Pack & Six Pack Plus holders should purchase tickets from the Club website.

Tickets for this match are now on general sale at Early Bird prices – don’t miss out on saving money & being there to witness England in T20 action:

Buy tickets now

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