THE ECB have released the schedule for the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy, a one-off 50-over competition played between the eight new Women’s Regional Centres of Excellence.

Yorkshire, Durham and Northumberland will be represented by the Northern Diamonds.

The eight teams will be split into two groups of four, with each playing six games.

The two group winners will progress to a final scheduled for Saturday September 26, with the team who finishes with the most points hosting the final.

The Diamonds will play one home game at Durham’s Emirates Riverside and two at Headingley.

Northern Diamonds Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy fixtures -

Saturday August 29: Central Sparks (a), Edgbaston

Monday August 31: Lightning (h), Riverside

Saturday September 5: Lightning (a), Grace Road

Thursday September 10: North West Thunder (a), Liverpool TBC

Sunday September 13: Central Sparks (h), Emerald Headingley

Saturday September 19: North West Thunder (h), Emerald Headingley

Saturday September 26: Final