Women & Girls Blog
June 2016 – England’s Lydia Greenway put Henley Women and Girls Through Their Paces
Our Women and Girls were very excited to welcome England’s Lydia Greenway to the Brakspear Ground on Tuesday 7th June.
The 30-year-old made her England debut in the first Women’s Ashes Test during the 2003 tour to Australia and went on to represent her country a further 224 times, scoring over 4,000 international runs and taking a total of 121 international catches, over a 13-year span.
Lydia put the our girls and women through their paces with a number of drills including boundary fielding and range hitting. Lydia also spent time in the nets with every player, passing on some of the techniques that have made her so successful with the bat. She went on to sign autographs and answer numerous questions about her international career as well as talking about her future with Southern Vipers in the inaugural Women’s Kia Super League this summer.
Lydia made a really positive impact on the girls during an inspirational session where they gained insight in to how the England Women train and the type of drills they do to become top cricketers.
September 2015 – U12 County Finals Winners
The sun shone brightly for U12 County Finals Day on Sunday and so did our girls when they were crowned as Division One Champions on home turf! It was brilliant to see so many girls playing cricket in one place with 8 teams and 55 girls battling it out for League Titles.
April 2015 – Henley Girls Cricket Team win AEG Grassroots Competition!
Our girls were lucky enough to be named as one of 20 winning teams nationwide in the AEG Grassroots Cricket Competition winning an AEG Washing Machine and a brand new bespoke Canterbury kit for themselves. The next stage of the competition was for the public vote. The 3 teams with the most votes would win the opportunity to have an England Cricketing Hero visit their club to give a very special training session. Thanks to the amazing support of our friends, families and the local community, Henley CC Girls received the most votes and won a training session with England Legend Matthew Hoggard!
The session took place at Henley CC on Sunday 26th April 2015 … an amazing day was had by all!
Friday 15th August 2014 – Henley girls watch England women vs India
Henley Girls enjoyed watching England Women battle it out with India in the Test Match at Wormsley this week. A great day was had by all and there was even an opportunity for some of our girls to play some cricket on the Wormsley pitch at lunchtime!
Girls Cricket is becoming increasingly popular … it’s fantastic for the girls to have such brilliant role models in the England Women Team.
April 2014 – Training Session with England’s Heather Knight
Henley Girls Cricket Team were fortunate enough to enjoy their first 2014 outdoor training session with Heather Knight. There were lots of happy faces all round as our girls worked with the inspirational Ashes winning England batswoman.
Heather started the session by setting up four different fielding stations and, ably supported by Stuart Davidson and Paul Gudge, our girls completed a variety of catching, throwing and fielding drills. Heather then organised a training game where everyone got to bat and bowl under her expert tuition.
To conclude the session Heather signed autographs, posed for photos and answered questions for the girls. She spoke about New Zealand being her favourite country to play in and talked about her love of cricket from an early age. Heather invited the girls to come and watch the England Women play cricket when they are at Wormsley next … we’ll keep you posted on the details!
Here are a selection of photos from the evening:
Tuesday 20th August 2013 – Lords Trip
Henley Girls were lucky enough to visit Lords to watch England vs Australia in a One Day International on Tuesday. The girls were joined by other Berkshire players from Sulhampstead and Ufton and West Ilsley and all had a great day cheering on England. England and Berkshire’s Heather Knight received particularly loud cheers from the Berkshire contingent!