Yesterday Hampstead Cricket Club hosted an exciting day of cricket. It began with the England women’s cricket team launching the ECB’s #ThisGirlCan Play Cricket campaign delivering coaching a masterclass to over 100 women and girls from local clubs and schools.
England Women then took to the field and managed to hold off a very keen Hampstead Cricket Club Men’s XI by just 10 runs.
England batted first and put 175 on the scoreboard through Charlotte Edwards (30), Sarah Taylor (23) and 46 not out from Natalie Sciver.
It didn’t look as if 175 would be enough when Hampstead’s opening pair galloped to 132 for the first wicket, but bowlers Heather Knight (2/20) and Becky Grundy (2/32) proved to be the difference for England.
#ThisGirlCan Play Cricket now moves on to four other locations around the country over the next couple of weeks.