Louth to host its first ever England Women’s international cricket match in July

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Louth Cricket Club will host an England women’s one-day international cricket match for the first time in July this year as part of East Lindsey Live.

England Women will play Pakistan Women in two NatWest Women’s one day internationals and two NatWest Women’s International T20 matches in July.

The first one-day game will be played at London Road in Louth on Monday July 1, followed by a one-day international and two T20 matches at Loughborough University in the same week.

Louth’s own Arran Brindle is a key member of the England side, playing a big part in the World Cup in India earlier this year.

Councillor Adam Grist, portfolio holder for culture, leisure and tourism in East Lindsey, said: “The district council has worked closely with the ECB and England Women’s Cricket Team for a number of years, and we’re delighted to secure Lincolnshire’s first ever senior international cricket fixture.

“This is fantastic news for East Lindsey and puts this area firmly on the sporting map.”

Head of England Women’s Cricket Clare Connor said: “I’m pleased to announce the additional fixtures for England Women against Pakistan.

“The limited over games are a welcome addition to the summer schedule providing an opportunity for the England team to hone their skills against lesser known opposition and provide valuable international fixtures for Pakistan.

“The NatWest Women’s one-day international at Louth Cricket Club will be the first the club has hosted since major investment was made by ECB, East Lindsey District Council and The Football Foundation in the development of the ground and shared sports pavilion.”

In August last year an England Women’s Invitational XI took on the Royal Air Force (RAF) Cricket Association XI in a charity game at London Road to raise money for Breast Cancer Care and the RAF Benevolent Fund.

The England-Pakistan match is part of East Lindsey Live, a calendar of sporting, heritage and cultural events to showcase the district and attract visitors, and also coincides with SO Festival 2013, which will transform East Lindsey through visual art, street theatre and dance acts.

Ticketing information will be released shortly.