The England and Wales Cricket Board has today confirmed the 2022 fixtures for men’s county and women’s regional domestic competitions.
The 20-over Charlotte Edwards Cup will open the women’s regional summer from May 14 and will offer the first piece of domestic silverware, with Finals Day at The County Ground, Northampton on June 11.
The month-long Twenty20 competition will see the eight women’s regional teams split into two groups, and play six group-stage matches, before Finals Day on Saturday, June 11.
Sparks' grouping sees us pitted alongside South East Stars, Western Storm and Sunrisers.
There will be 10 double-headers when Charlotte Edwards Cup and Vitality Blast T20 matches are played back-to-back at the same venue, with Central Sparks playing alongside the Bears at Edgbaston on 29th May.
The 50-over Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy starts on July 2 and will conclude with a showpiece final at Lord’s on Sunday, September 25.
Each team will play each other once during the group stage. The second and third-placed teams will meet in the playoff on September 21. The winner of that match will play the first-placed team after the group stage in the Lord’s final.
The MCC announced last year that the North Gate at Lord’s would be named in Heyhoe Flint’s honour and the final bearing her name will conclude a bumper summer for women’s cricket that will also include the Charlotte Edwards Cup, Commonwealth Games, The Hundred in addition to the England Women’s schedule.