True story: One of my cousins is nuts about cricket, just like me. So is her husband. But their three daughters? Not so much.
Being the great cousin I am, I sent her an ebook copy of Alice Henderson On Debut, which she ended up sharing with her eldest daughter, Miss 13.
Now, you have to understand, Miss 13 (while being an avid reader) rolls her eyes whenever her mum and dad start talking about cricket and if it’s on TV, she walks out of the room.
But then Miss 13 read Alice Henderson On Debut. She loved it. My cousin was able to take the girls to watch an actual, live cricket match in their city, and the girls were excited and engaged and starting to show a real interest.
You can imagine my delight when my cousin told me about Miss 13 jabbering about Alice and how she enjoyed learning about cricket from reading the book.
And that’s when I hatched my plan.
I thought if I could convert one girl to cricket, just through the power of Alice, surely I could convert more?
And what better way to do that than with free books?
Why am I telling you this? Most evil villains wouldn’t tell anyone about their evil plans ahead of time.
I’m not an evil villain though – I’m an agent for good. (“Yeah, yeah, that’s what ALL the evil villains say!”)
Cricket is a fantastic sport for girls. It’s non-contact, skillful, fast-paced, promotes team-work and best of all, lets you make great new friends.
And with the advent of professional contracts, the Women’s Big Bash League (which coincidentally starts today in Aus) and other similar T20 leagues overseas, girls are getting into it in more and more numbers.
Can you tell I’m excited??
All of this is to say, in an attempt to convert more readers to cricket fans, and to celebrate the start of the third season of the WBBL, I’ve made Alice Henderson On Debut free on Amazon for the two days of the WBBL03 launch weekend, starting today.
Want to grab a copy for you or a friend? You can get it here:
And if you’re in Aus and want to catch the action, check your local guide to see when they’re being televised (on channel 10) and hit up cricket.com.au to watch online.
Please feel free to share the link for the free book – the more converts, the merrier!
Oh and #TurnUpTheHeat!
That link again: