ANDOVER Cricket Club are looking for additional sponsorship to help relaunch their women’s team this season.

The club, which had a women’s squad until 2019, are relaunching the team this season following a successful session held over spring to find women cricketers in Andover.

Cricket is reported to be the fastest-growing women’s sport in the country.

The newly formed Andover team of women will start in a W10 tournament this season.

The club are hoping they would enter division three of the Southern League next season.

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The team are now looking for a main sponsor for the women’s squad to help get the initiative off the ground and cover the cost of the kit, training sessions and developing facilities.

The sponsor will be placed on the front of the kit, featured in the match reports of the team, as well as advertised on social media channels. The club are looking for a one-time contribution of £1,000 for the 2023 season.

The club are also looking for local businesses to advertise their company on a sponsor board at the London Road ground.

The club said they hold many events through the summer with an estimated 4,000 visitors to the site every year. Cricket activities run every day from April to September.

The price for a sponsor board starts at a flat rate of £250 for the first season, followed by £150 per season if they wish to renew.

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Club spokesperson James Knight said the plan is to form a strong team of adults and young girls coming through the youth ranks of the club.

He said: “We had a women’s team up until 2019, but unfortunately, that team folded before that season for a number of reasons. Then Covid happened. So now post-Covid, we're trying to re-establish a women's section.

“So we ran eight sessions at subsidised cost before last summer, and we had about 13 women sign up. They are aged 13 and above. Then our youth section last year had 62 girls aged five to 13 playing in various cricket activities. So it's about trying to bring those young girls through into 13-plus side and then bringing in a few adults as well."

The club will continue to run free sessions for women this spring at Rookwood School on Thursday evenings.

Any interested party can contact the club at to sign up.