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.
Recently, we were lucky enough to catch up with England Women’s pace bowler, Beth Langston.
All things cricket:
What got you into cricket?
My dad and three brothers all played cricket when I was growing up so we were always playing, either at the local cricket club or in the garden.
What is the best thing about playing cricket for England?
Being able play in some amazing venues around the world with such a great bunch of people.
If you could give tips to young girls just getting into cricket what would you say?
Make sure you give everything a go as there’s many different parts of cricket, and also be sure to enjoy it!
And for those wanting to go all the way to the top and play for England?
Always look to improve all aspects of your game, not just your skills, but also remember why you started playing the game in the first place.
All things not cricket!
Best dancer in the team?
Best singer in the team?
Did you play any other sports growing up?
I gave everything a go at school, and played hockey for a number of years outside of school.
Do you support a football team? If so who?
Best country you have played cricket in and why?
Barbados. There is a great atmosphere as the fans are so passionate, and away from cricket it’s a beautiful place to relax.
What would people be surprised to know about you?
I can play guitar on Rock Band to expert level!
Our thanks to Beth for speaking to us. Keep an eye out on the Cricket for Girls website for our next interview.