LOW Moor Holy Trinity Cricket Club have been praised for promoting women's cricket as they aim to create a dedicated team within a couple of years.

The Bradford club are riding the crest of a wave at the moment after their men's first team secured promotion last season in the Halifax League.

They are also set to officially launch their new Sunday section for the first time in their 125-year history next year.

The new team will provide additional opportunities to young players and will work simultaneously with the club's priority of securing its own women and girls cricket team by 2021.

There has been a spike in the interest in women's cricket, arguably ever since England won the ODI World Cup in 2017, with the men's heroics in the summer also being a contributing factor.

Club secretary Martin Jenkins is pleased that Low Moor are supporting a sport on the rise and giving youngsters a chance to play cricket.

He said: "The real success story going forward is our approach to women’s and girls cricket going forward.

"We are putting an awful amount of emphasis on women’s cricket in the area.

"The ECB (England Cricket Board) are over the moon with what we have been doing. We have been held as a pioneer of women’s cricket.

"We are creating a Sunday League team for the first time next year. Hopefully there will be a mix of men, juniors and women.

"The aim from 2021 is to have an established girls and women’s team.

"The more we can do in the community, the more we can grow cricket in and around Bradford.

"The men's cricket had an impact on female interest but the women’s cricket is growing in England, stadiums are starting to sell out with female cricket which you would never hear of five years ago.

"There is a real growth area there which we are trying to tap into with local schools like Lower Moor Primary, Hill Top and others.

"We will be running some indoor sessions through winter and spring primarily reaching out to girls but it won't be gender specific."