England players back Hampstead Cricket Club’s coaching programme for women

England's Becky Grundy signs an autograph for Maddy Smith from Kentish Town at Hampstead CC

England's Becky Grundy signs an autograph for Maddy Smith from Kentish Town at Hampstead CC - Credit: Archant

England women’s cricket team helped to launch Hampstead Cricket Club’s female coaching programme on Sunday.

Club chairman Jim Carter, who plays Mr. Carson in Downton Abbey, was delighted with the 500-strong turnout to the event at Lymington Road.

On this occasion, Carter acted as compere as the England players delivered masterclasses to more than 100 girls.

He said: “It was fantastic for getting them into cricket – this is our first year offering coaching for girls and around 30 have already signed up.”

The women’s team rounded off the day by playing against a mixture of the Hampstead men’s teams.


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Carter added: “There were a couple of our 15 year-olds who really distinguished themselves, along with representatives from our other teams.

“It looked as though the men were cruising to victory but the England women tightened their grip right at the end to win.

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“The whole day was a fantastic showcase of women’s cricket.”

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