Gill Burns Women's County Champs: Preview

Athletic Ground, Richmond will play host to the Gill Burns Women's County Championship finals on Sunday, 28 May with both the Division One and Division Two finals set to be played.

Here is your guide to finals day. 

Surrey aim for the double 

  • Division One final
  • Surrey v Lancashire 
  • Kick off - 12pm

Last year's winners Surrey have once again reached the final, and with quite some ease. The Pool 4 winners conceded just 12 points from their three matches, scoring 107 in wins over Berkshire. Devon and Gloucestershire. 

They then swept aside Kent 58-18 in their semi-final to give them a chance to defend their title this weekend. 

They will take on a Lancashire side who came through a tense match against Yorkshire 25-14 in the semi-final to give themselves a chance of winning the title. 

The sides will be watched on by Gill Burns, the former England captain who the competition was renamed after this season. 

The winners will be presented their medals at Twickenham at half-time during England's match against the Barbarians. 

Essex and Leicestershire set to make history 

  • Division Two final
  • Essex v Leicestershire
  • Kick off - 10am

Both Essex and Leicestershire have already made history by reaching the inaugural Division Two final. 

The teams had to top their pools to reach this stage of the competition with Leicestershire remaining unbeaten while Essex lost one match to Hertfordshire. 

Burns said both teams should try and enjoy the occassion. “This competition gives players across the country a fantastic opportunity to test themselves.

"When you play with your county it is a passion that can’t be replicated. You and your teammates all from the same place and you have a shared sense of belonging.”


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