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England Ashes star drops in for training
Published 12/05/14



ENGLAND cricket star Heather Knight held a training session with girls from Henley Cricket Club.

Knight, 23, who featured in the women’s recent Ashes tour, visited the club on Wednesday last week.

She told the Henley Standard: “I think it’s important that they see what playing for England is like and see that I’ve come through a similar pathway to them. It inspires them to carry on playing and doing well.”

She is an ambassador for Chance to Shine, a sports charity keeping cricket alive in state schools, and added: “It’s great that more clubs are supporting it. It’s great for the future of the women’s game.”

Damaris Hayward, manager of the girls’ team, said: “We’re just so fortunate to have her because she’s such an inspiration to all of them.


“I think sometimes the girls get overlooked and to have a role model like Heather to look up to is absolutely brilliant.

“Most of them have been watching the women’s Ashes and have been really inspired by it all.” The girls took part in drills and then played a training game.

Last year the club welcomed Charlotte Edwards, the current captain of the England women’s team.

Three years ago it had just six girls as members but now boasts more than 20 in the squad ranging from six years old to 16.

More girls are encouraged to get involved. Details are available on the club’s website at www.henley cricketclub.co.uk or simply turn up to training which takes place on Saturdays at Gillotts School in Gillotts Lane, Henley between 9am and 10.30am.

Published 12/05/14


 
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