- The 1 and Kookaburra announce extension of their partnership for third successive year -
- Search for cricket’s next number one female all-rounder is back for biggest and best competition ever -
- Third year of competition will see a new partnership with The Blaze and a finals day taking place at the iconic Trent Bridge -
The 1, created by England cricket legend Lydia Greenway, has teamed up with global cricket brand Kookaburra who will be the competition’s lead equipment partner. Kookaburra will return for the third edition of the competition having previously been the equipment partner of the event in both 2021 and 2022.
The ultimate female all-rounder will be crowned ‘The 1’ and take home several prizes, including an exclusive 12 month athlete-contract and pro-player experience from Kookaburra. The contract offers a range of custom-fitted Kookaburra equipment including bats, gloves, batting pads, a kit bag and shoes, and a VIP visit to Kookaburra HQ in Corby.
The continued partnership with Kookaburra, Lydia Greenway says, has helped shape the competition into what it is today.
“Having the support of Kookaburra since the competition started in 2021 has been vital. We are encouraging girls to prove themselves as the ultimate female all-rounder, and to really focus on their individual performance so it has been great to see Kookaburra invest in the upcoming female talent that the competition discovers. It is important for young female cricketers to know that a career in the sport is attainable and having a professional contract from a leading cricket brand really emphasises this.”
Kookaburra Brand Manager Stuart Waterton says: “We have been delighted to be part of The 1 since its inaugural year. The competition has already discovered some fantastic talent including Maddy Reynolds and Rhia Sedha, and we are looking forward to seeing who will be crowned ‘The 1’ on August 23rd at Trent Bridge.”
The 1 2023 promises to be one to remember, with this year’s competition being in partnership with The Blaze, the home of female cricket in the East Midlands, and held at the iconic Trent Bridge. The competition will test participants on the three disciplines of cricket: batting, bowling and fielding, in Lydia Greenway’s search to find the ultimate female all rounder.
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