Every so often cricketforgirls.com has the privilege of bumping into some of the biggest names in English Women’s cricket. Every time we do, we manage to get some brilliant insight into what is going on behind the scenes, but more importantly, we get to find out more about the people involved in English Women’s cricket.
This month we caught up with wicket-keeper/batter Amy Jones who has recently returned from a training camp in India! Amy has also enjoyed some time over in Australia this winter, playing in the Big Bash for the victorious Sydney Sixers.
All things cricket:
What got you into cricket?
I started playing kwik cricket at primary school, then went along to Walmley CC in Warwickshire with some of my friends, and that’s where it all started.
What is the best thing about playing cricket for England?
You can’t beat the feeling you get when you win, and sharing that feeling with a bunch of friends is even better!
If you could give any tips for girls just getting into cricket, what would you say?
For girls just getting into cricket I would say to give everything a go, batting, bowling, and fielding. Try not to limit yourself to just one skill too early.
And for those wanting to go all the way to the top and play for England?
Nothing can replace hard work, and don’t be afraid to ask lots of questions whilst you learn.
All things not cricket!
Best dancer in the team?
Best singer in the team?
Did you play any other sports growing up?
I played most of the sports at school, but also played tennis and football competitively outside of school.
Do you support a football team? If so who?
Best country you have played cricket in and why?
South Africa. Cape Town in particular because of the good pitches, picturesque grounds and great food!
What would people be surprised to know about you?
I used to play football for Aston Villas youth teams
Our thanks to Amy for speaking to us. Keep an eye out on the Cricket for Girls website for our next interview.