Scarborough cricket club is to host a first of its kind event in the ground’s 163 year history as it prepares to welcome women to its first Ladies Day.
The event is being held on Thursday, August 30, and ties in with the third day of Yorkshire’s clash against Gloucestershire in the Liverpool Victoria County Championship.
Ladies Day has been introduced by the Cricket Club committee in partnership with the WiRE group - Women in Rural Enterprise.
Peter Howgate, committee member of Scarborough Cricket Club, said: “Cricket tends to be male dominated, but there are lots of ladies who follow cricket and are very knowledgable. We thought, after all these years, it would be a good idea to have a Ladies Day in honour of all the women who have an interest in cricket, and give them the chance to come along and enjoy a day dedicated to them.
“And for those who aren’t particularly interested in cricket the pavilion is a charming building and a nice setting for a different day out.
“Race courses have Ladies Days and we just thought why don’t we have one, and open up the club to a wider and possibly new audience.”
Held in the Pavilion Lounge, the event has been created to offer an afternoon of networking, relaxation and of course cricket. The line up for the day features bubbly on arrival, a buffet lunch, a guest speaker, attractions, demonstrations and displays, all followed by afternoon tea with Pimms.
Katrina Shamel from WiRE, said: “The day will be a mixture of networking, information and entertainment, with good food and plenty of Cricket thrown in; an opportunity to meet new people, catch up with colleagues treat a client or friend, and enjoy some of the best Cricket in the country.
“Gentlemen are welcome but must be accompanied by a Lady.”