Danni Warren has been appointed the Regional Director of Women’s Cricket for the London and East Region, it was announced on Wednesday (May 6). She is currently the Head of Women’s Cricket for Middlesex and Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) had revamped the domestic structure for women’s cricket and had, as a part of the new Elite Domestic Structure, announced that there will be eight region-based sides in the competitions. Thus, Warren is one of the eight appointed Regional Directors of Cricket across England.
“It goes without saying that I am passionate about driving the development of Women & Girls’ cricket,” said Warren after her appointment.
“I have loved every minute of my last three years with Middlesex and MCC and am very proud of the role both organisations have played in furthering opportunities for females across the pathway. I am really excited to be taking on the role of Regional Director of Women’s Cricket. This new structure provides a unique opportunity to harness the potential the women & girls’ game has at all levels, both across our region and nationally.”
Warren will take up the role with immediate effect. She will look after the operations in the London and East Region hub, which includes players from the first-class counties of Middlesex, Essex and Northants, MCC and the national counties of Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Norfolk and Bedfordshire and Huntingdonshire.
“Despite the current challenges this remains a very exciting period of time for Women’s cricket and I hope I can play a role in delivering success, on and off the field, over the coming years,” she said.
“I would like to personally thank all players, coaches and colleagues at Middlesex and MCC. The support they have offered me, and the success that so many have gone on to achieve has made my time as Head of Women’s Cricket an absolute pleasure.”
“Whilst I look forward to furthering my working relationships with all regional partners, I also cannot wait to continue to work with those at both Middlesex and MCC. Ultimately harnessing the experiences of all partners locally, utilising these to deliver success as a region.”
Richard Goatley, the Chief Executive of Middlesex Cricket, felt it is an exciting time to see transformation in the women’s sport.
“We have been given a huge, one-time opportunity by the ECB’s inspiring generations strategy,” he said.
“This project needs an outstanding leader and, in a recruitment process stacked with great candidates, Danni was clearly the right person to provide the inspiration and energy required. Pulling together the resources from such a huge region is a mammoth task but Danni is clearly the right person to maximise the opportunity.”