Representing the East Midlands within the elite structure for the women’s game, we are quite frankly delighted to introduce The Blaze.

The senior women’s team previously known as Lightning, along with an open-age year-round Academy, can now call the pristine white seats, historic architecture and hallowed turf of Trent Bridge their new cricketing HQ.

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Home of Trent Rockets, proud proprietors of the only Women’s Ashes Test match in 2023 and previously guest hosts for the team we are now delighted to adopt; we have taken great pleasure in playing our part and watching the women’s game grow in recent years.

This feels like the perfect time to take our commitment to women’s cricket forward. We’re sure that the players, coaches and support staff associated with The Blaze will feel inspired by being at Trent Bridge, and we believe that access to our world-class facilities and the knowledge of our existing coaching and support staff will assist us in developing and attracting talent.

Our neighbouring counties will continue to host fixtures in the Charlotte Edwards Cup and the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy, and we will collectively build a regional player pathway based at schools and clubs throughout the East Midlands.

We’re all committed to improving the strength and depth of the female talent pool and providing a clear and visible route for the most talented girls from Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire to progress from their own County Age Group teams into a regional structure.

We hope that the added exposure we can give to the new regional structure can help to raise the profile of women and girls’ cricket throughout the East Midlands and deliver tangible long-term results.

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