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England’s Women’s Ashes Star comes to Kent

on Wednesday, 02 October 2013. Posted in Womens and Girls, Other News, Club News - Matches, Social Events

Heather Knight, England’s player of the Ashes series, is coming to Kent as the guest of honour at the Kent Under 11 Girls presentation awards at Addington Village Cricket Club.

The 22 year old opening batsman, who hails from Devon and captains Berkshire women, was instrumental in helping England regain the Ashes.

She was the only player to score 300 runs in the new multi-format Ashes series, with the highlight being a match-saving first-innings 157 in the sole Test encounter, which ended in a draw and, arguably, swung the series in England’s favour.  Her score was the third-highest score for England in Women's Ashes Test history, behind Rachel Heyhoe-Flint (179 in 1976) and Jan Brittin (167 in 1998).

David Sear, mMnager of the Kent Under 11 Girls, said “We are delighted that Heather is coming to Kent to help us celebrate our season and present the awards to our players. Heather drivingI know that our girls will be thrilled at Heather’s attendance because it is at this age when future Kent and England players are inspired. The same happened to former under 11s Tammy Beaumont and Tash Farrant when they met Lydia Greenway, and now they have become England international players.”

“We are looking forward to welcoming Heather to our gathering. It’s going to be a great occasion and perhaps made even better as we hope that Heather will bring with her the Ashes Trophy following the visit to Plymstock Cricket Club where she cut her cricketing teeth.”

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