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CRICKET FOR GIRLS IS FOR FEMALES OF ALL AGES AND ABILITIES

Cricket for Girls works with schools and clubs to guide and support the delivery of a high quality girls cricket programme. We pride ourselves on providing schools with a service that will ensure schools and clubs can deliver a sustainable programme by focusing on two main areas:

1. Training the teachers
2. Inspiring the pupils

Firstly, we focus on facilitating teachers development through our Teacher CPD courses and Online Resource. All content has been designed and written by our Founder and Head Coach, Lydia Greenway.

Secondly, we deliver taster sessions, masterclasses, school sports awards and Day Camps in schools and clubs to ensure pupils continue to have the opportunity to be coached by high quality coaches within and outside of school. Contact us at [email protected] to find out more or to arrange a visit from Cricket for Girls.

Who is Lydia Greenway?

Lydia Greenway represented England 225 times across all formats of the game during a career spanning over 13 years! She has helped England win two World Cups and five Ashes Series as well as being England’s Player of the Year and shortlisted for ICC World Player of the Year. Lydia has been coaching since she was 17 years old – working from grassroots level to working with some of the best players in the world.

When Lydia was younger, she was lucky enough to have a dad and brother who both played, allowing her the opportunity to get involved herself:

“Looking back, if it wasn’t for my family, I may not have played cricket. My Dad was my role model because I didn’t know there was an England Women’s team and cricket wasn’t really a sport played by girls in school. Schools and clubs now have a fantastic opportunity to create a high quality and inspiring girls cricket programme. Girls cricket in schools has a blank canvas and my aim with Cricket for Girls is to ensure there is expertise in girls cricket within every school and club in the country and further afield.”

Lydia Greenway

“We all remember our best coaches, and as coaches, we have a huge opportunity to affect peoples’ lives positively. I am a big believer that young girls should have access to genuine female role models when it comes to sport, more specifically cricket…”

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Coaching Team

Lydia Greenway

Lydia Greenway represented England 225 times across all formats of the game during a career spanning over 13 years! She has helped England win two World Cups and five Ashes Series as well as being England’s Player of the Year and shortlisted for ICC World Player of the Year. Lydia has been coaching since she was 17 years old – working from grassroots level to working with some of the best players in the world.

Beth Langston

A member of the Yorkshire Diamonds Kia Super League side.

HIGH POINT IN YOUR PLAYING CAREER
Being part of the 2017 World Cup winning squad.

YOUR COACHING EXPERIENCE TO DATE
I spent the winter as the junior fast bowling coach at North Hobart Cricket Club, Tasmania.

Beth Morgan

Another Ashes winner in 2008 and part of England’s Women’s World Cup winning squad of 2009.

HIGH POINT IN YOUR PLAYING CAREER
Winning two world cups in 2009 with England and getting the opportunity to play alongside so many world class players.

YOUR COACHING EXPERIENCE TO DATE AND/OR PHILOSOPHY
My coaching philosophy is taken very much from my playing experience – to help create an environment where players can build confidence and explore and enjoy the game to bring the best out of themselves.

Ella Chandler

Part of the hugely successful Hampshire squad, Ella is one of the youngest players in the set-up. A top-order batsman and off-spin bowler she made an instant impact, making 56 on debut against Leicestershire aged just 15.

HIGH POINT IN YOUR PLAYING CAREER
Winning the County Championship Division 1 last season with Hampshire Women in our first season in the Division. I scored my maiden Division 1 ’50’ in the final game of the competition to secure victory for the side.

YOUR COACHING EXPERIENCE TO DATE AND/OR PHILOSOPHY
I have worked with boys and girls of mixed abilities and ages. I focus sessions around the individual players and their specific needs. Most notably I have coached players in the Rwandan National team and will be returning later this Autumn to the country again.  

Emma Whiteman

Emma is ladies’ captain at club side Totteridge Millhillians and a top-order player.

HIGH POINT IN YOUR PLAYING CAREER
“I think my high point in my playing career was my first half century and not out (which was the same innings). As an opener in the T20 format, I haven’t often finished not out. But the feeling of sticking to a plan, scoring big and contributing to my team winning the match (and league) was really special.”

YOUR COACHING EXPERIENCE TO DATE AND/OR PHILOSOPHY
“Coaching philosophy is very much enjoyment of the game and the spirit of cricket. I want people to really love being involved in cricket. If you truly love the game, you’ll want to stick with the drills in order to get better. A bad coach is the quickest way to be put off a game. Trying to inject my love of cricket into my coaching style and delivery is paramount to me. If I’m enjoying delivering the session, chances are that you’ll be enjoying it too.”

Evelyn Jones

Captain of Lancashire Women’s team and member of the Lancashire Thunder Kia Super League side.

HIGH POINT IN YOUR PLAYING CAREER
Representing England A, being named Lancashire Women’s Captain, being named Shropshire Young Coach of the Year in 2015 and also coaching Shrewsbury School u15’s girls to both indoor and outdoor national finals in 2018.

YOUR COACHING EXPERIENCE TO DATE AND/OR PHILOSOPHY
I like to make sure my sessions are fun, enjoyable and engaging and create an environment where players maximise participation. 

Hannah Jelfs

Hannah, who was born in Chatham, Kent, made her debut in 2010 against Surrey and has won five County Championships and three Twenty20 Cups so far for the ‘Orses. An all-rounder, she has played in over 75-games for Kent in all formats and was awarded Women’s Cap number-43 in 2020. An average of 22 with the ball has helped Kent to continue to dominate Women’s cricket in England, and she is still going strong in 2021.

Hannah Stobbs

Hannah started coaching cricket in schools aged 16. 11 years since her first coaching experience, she enjoys coaching with Cricket Without Boundaries and Cricket for Girls (3rd season). Hannah also plays and coaches rugby. She uses the similarities between both sports to her advantage to help girls increase their confidence and grow as individuals whilst learning fundamental movement and sport specific skills.

HIGH POINT IN YOUR PLAYING CAREER
Playing at Lord’s with Loughborough MCCU.

Olivia Rae

HIGH POINT IN YOUR PLAYING CAREER
Representing Scotland in the 2017 World Cup Qualifiers in Sri Lanka and opening the batting against South Africa, it was an amazing experience to play against some of the world’s best players.

YOUR COACHING EXPERIENCE TO DATE AND/OR PHILOSOPHY
Through my coaching I aim to bring out the best in an individual. I aspire to encourage and empower players to be happy and self aware, all round cricketers. My coaching focuses on refining technical skills, creating scenarios for players to become tactically wise and encouraging and supporting players to be mentally prepared through appropriate levels of challenge.

Tash Farrant

A professional cricketer playing for Kent, South East Stars, Oval Invinicibles and England

HIGH POINT IN YOUR PLAYING CAREER
The two major high points in my career so far have been winning back-to-back Ashes series in 2013/14 and winning the first ever Kia Super League with the Southern Vipers.

YOUR COACHING EXPERIENCE TO DATE AND/OR PHILOSOPHY
I look to use my enthusiasm for cricket alongside my international experience to inspire young girls to hopefully love playing the game as much as I do.

Megan Belt

A kent and Oval Invincibles Cricketer.

HIGH POINT IN YOUR PLAYING CAREER
“A high point in my playing career was being selected for the England development squad and playing for Kent women since I was 15 years old.”

YOUR COACHING EXPERIENCE TO DATE AND/OR PHILOSOPHY
“My coaching experience to date: Helping coach the Kent age group squads, I’m the head of girls’ cricket at Kent college junior school in Canterbury and I have been working for cricket for girls for about 2 years now! “

Naomi Dattani

HIGH POINT IN YOUR PLAYING CAREER
A Professional cricketer at sunrisers

YOUR COACHING EXPERIENCE TO DATE AND/OR PHILOSOPHY
Being able to share knowledge with young girls through my personal journey into cricket. Using the experience I have of working with others players, coaches and teams in various countries. Coaching philosophy is simple, have fun, work hard and use sport as the platform to go into any career in life.

Rhianna Southby

A surrey and Oval Invincibles cricketer.

Lauren Rowles

A level three coach and derbyshire cricketer. Lauren has worked with numerous county age group sides and is passionate about ensuring female cricketers get an opportunity to showcase and develop the skills and experiences.

Bryony Smith

A professional cricket playing for Surrey, South east Stars, Oval Invincilbles and England’ Bryony joined the Cricket for Girls Team in 2021 and is a huge inspiration to all females playing the game.

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