Miss Cox and Miss Doman sponsored a two/three day
tour to Colwall, where the Park Hotel, then owned by Colonel and Mrs.
Scott-Bowden, was their headquarters. So successful was this venture that, when a small body
of the players foregathered afterwards at The Park, they were
desperately keen that some sort of Association must be started and that
a meeting should be called in the Autumn of that year to consider it.
Thus the seed for having an official association was sown.
On October 4th, nineteen people met
in London to take a
far-reaching step, with the support of twenty others who could not be
present, but approved and supported the motion formerly put by Miss
Doman "that a central association for women’s cricket be formed." It was
decided, pro-tem, to call it "The Women’s Cricket Association".
The idea having been launched at Colwall, it became the home of the
annual Festival known as "Cricket Week", which is still in existence today."
The "Association" then went on to develop women’s
cricket in all areas of the game – both on and off the pitch – for the
next 73 years. There have been several books published on Women’s
Cricket, but this Website is the sole record of the history of "The
Association" and aims to provide a comprehensive record of the
development of women’s cricket under the auspices of "The Association" and
to pay homage to all those "willing horses" who, over the years, gave
their full commitment not only to playing the game, but also the
unending and unpaid efforts made in its development and administration.