THE promotion-clinching Worcestershire women’s side will take part in a T20 double-header with the Rapids men’s side at New Road tomorrow.

Skipper Joe Leach’s side do battle against Notts Outlaws in their final home NatWest T20 Blast North Group match of the season at 2.30pm.

Then the women’s Rapids team take centre stage against Notts at 6pm.

They have just gained promotion to ECB T20 League Division One for the first time.

Worcestershire Cricket Board cricket development director Tom Hill said: “There have never been more people thinking or talking about women’s cricket which is testament to England and their World Cup achievement.

“What we are trying to do locally is really capitalise on that. We’ve got history in the making with the first double-header T20.

“For people who buy tickets they can get two games for the price of one really.

“Our women have just sealed promotion to Division One which is a great achievement.

“They play their home matches at Kidderminster at Chester Road and have done a great job.

“They will now be playing against the likes of Yorkshire, Middlesex, Surrey and Sussex, teams that contain England players, and are looking forward to that for next year.”

Also tomorrow there will be a women’s soft-ball competition run on the adjacent King’s School Worcester ground.

Hill added: “This is pitched for anyone in teams of six who have not played cricket, not really done much sport, but with a soft ball.

“We’ve had 11 teams enter these competitions before. It is a way of getting them into the game and changing people’s perceptions of women’s cricket in particular.

“It is free of charge to enter. They will get all their kit, T-shirts, cakes on the day, Prosecco and after they have played their game we are inviting them into the marquee where we are going to put on some food and drinks and they can watch the women’s game.”

Anyone wanting to participate can contact co-ordinator Tia Webb at