Girls Cricket Club

Advisory Board

We have recruited 16 influential women in cricket to join the Girls Cricket Club Advisory Board, including international players, coaches and officials from the UK, Ireland, New Zealand and Brazil. The Advisory Board will input on the club’s strategy and direction as well as participating in girls’ cricket camps and serving as spokespeople on issues impacting the women’s game. You can find out more about them below.

Lydia Greenway

Founder, Girls Cricket Club

One Thing:
Helping girls from disadvantaged backgrounds to experience cricket

Hype Song:
Beyonce – Run the World (Girls)

Favourite cricket memory:
Watching the Women’s World T20 Final at the MCG in 2020

Your cricket hero:

Favourite cricket ground:

Your biggest supporter:

Brand:
Kookaburra

Roberta Moretti Avery

Captain Cricket Brasil

One Thing:
Showing how sports can improve your belief that women and girls can be more every day!

Hype Song:
Kelly Clarkson – Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill you)

Favourite cricket memory:
Playing the Philadelphia Cricket Festival as the only women’s team in a men’s competition and being captained by (the awesome) Claire Taylor

Your cricket hero:
(such a difficult answer). Sophie Devine!
That moment after the warm up games that she got a group from the Thailand team to talk to them about the game and how to improve their abilities ouched my heart! Shows so much of her character and how much she wants to improve the girls game!

Favourite cricket ground:
Lord’s Cricket Ground

Your biggest supporter:
My husband, Rick Avery

Brand:
SM Cricket (HK)

Emily Drumm

Former Captain New Zealand White Ferns

One Thing:
Having access to top level insights, either visually or in person, that will improve your learning and growth without prejudice

Hype Song:
Lady Gaga – Born this way

Favourite cricket memory:
Captaining NZ WF to world cup 50 over comp in 2000

Your cricket hero:
Martin Crowe & Richard Hadlee – two beautiful graceful cricketers who played with eligance and a desire to always win.

Favourite cricket ground:
Lord’s Cricket Ground

Your biggest supporter:
My Mum & Dad

Brand:
Puma

Ciara Metcalfe

Former Cricket Ireland player

One Thing:

Hype Song:

Favourite cricket memory:
Qualifiying for the 2016 World Cup – last ball game v Bangladesh

Your cricket hero:

Favourite cricket ground:
The Gabba

Your biggest supporter:
My Mum & Dad

Brand:
Genesis Cricket

Hannah Thompson

ESRC Doctoral Researcher / co-founder of women’s cricket chat

One Thing:
Creating more opportunities for women and girls to see people like them play cricket while celebrating and recognising women across a variety of roles within cricket. Demanding fairer media coverage and opportunities to play for women in cricket.

Hype Song:
David Guetta ft Sia – Titanium / christina aguilera- Stronger

Favourite cricket memory:
Playing cricket against Japan at Lords (nursery ground) for the MCC

Your cricket hero:
Isa Guha and Claire Taylor – 2009 was a huge year for women’s cricket in England and the first time i saw women play the game. If i could have chosen the whole squad I would’ve!

Favourite cricket ground:
WACA

Your biggest supporter:
My whole family

Brand:
Kiwi Cricket

Jenny Gunn

Former England Cricketer

One Thing:
How sport can give you confidence in other parts of your life

Hype Song:
Tina Turner- Nutbush City Limits

Favourite cricket memory:
Winning the 2017 World Cup FInal at Lord’s with all my family there

Your cricket hero:
Glenn McGrath

Favourite cricket ground:
WACA

Your biggest supporter:
My whole family

Brand:
Viking Cricket

Sangy Theivendra

City Programme Executive at ECB & Head of Women & Girls’ at Harrow Cricket Club

One Thing:
Making cricket accessible to all girls amongst all walks of life, fulfilling a dream of making it a mainstream sport for females!

Hype Song:
Whitney Houston – I’m every woman

Favourite cricket memory:
My first softball cricket festival in 2017 which resurrected me back into the game, yearning for more cricket after more than a decade of not being involved with the game

Your cricket hero:
Sarah Taylor – Best wicket keeper in the world and you don’t even have to say ‘Women’s’ wicketkeeper, she just is! Of course with my Sri lankan heritage, Arjuna Ranatunga- he showed me the game is about skill, thinking and you can be kind to yourself regardless of fitness levels (;p)

Favourite cricket ground:
Kia Oval London

Your biggest supporter:
My husband, my son & daughter

Brand:
Kookaburra – Kit
Adidas – Clothing

Jo Hackett

Director of Sport for Loughborough Schools Foundation

One Thing:
How school sport can instill a life long love of physical activitiy in all students.

Hype Song:
Giant – Calvin Harris & Rag ‘n’ Bone Man

Favourite cricket memory:
I organised the first GDST girls cricket team who then played a game against the MCC. (I have never played a game of cricket!!)

Your cricket hero:
Andrew Flintoff – we have to love someone who tests the boundaries in more ways than one!

Favourite cricket ground:

Your biggest supporter:

Brand:
No Idea!!

Fran Hide

Sport Events Manager at the Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS)

One Thing:
How sport can help develop so many transferable skills in young children, setting them up for all areas of their life.

Hype Song:
Beyonce – Run the World

Favourite cricket memory:
Watching the girls win the 2017 World Cup Final at Lord’s! What a day!

Your cricket hero:
Andrew Flintoff and of course – Lydia Greenway!! 🙂

Favourite cricket ground:
Lord’s Cricket Ground

Your biggest supporter:
My fiance – soon to be husband this summer!

Brand:
Kookaburra

Emily Starr

Assistant Director of Sport and Head of Cricket Mayfield Girls School

Sue Strachan

President of Cricket Scotland

Sheromie Brewster

Head of Cage Cricket London

One Thing:
Embracing and empowering creativity, inclusiveness, adaptability and identity so that young people can be the best that they can be!

Hype Song:
Text

Favourite cricket memory:
Watching West Indies vs England 2016 playing at The Oval with my family

Your cricket hero:
Malcolm Marshall and Ebony Rainford-Brent

Favourite cricket ground:
Kia Oval London/ Kennington Oval Barbados

Your biggest supporter:
Mum, dad and sisters !!!!

Brand:
Adidas

Kristy Miall

Sports Marketing Specialist

One Thing:
Helping girls know they can achieve anything, and levelling the playing field for girls in sport.

Hype Song:
Queen – I Want it All

Favourite cricket memory:
Watching the women win the World Cup at Lord’s in 2017.

Your cricket hero:
Enid Bakewell – what a legend. I’m very proud and honoured to have played with her at club level.

Favourite cricket ground:
Trent Bridge

Your biggest supporter:
My husband, Tim, and two sons, Max & Theo.

Brand:
Newbury

Tash Farrant

Professional cricketer for Kent, South East Stars, Oval Invinicibles and England

Carla Rudd

Head of Girls Cricket at Felsted School.

Jenna Searls

Advisory Board Member

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