16-year-old Alice Capsey lights up The Hundred with her 59 Runs in just 41 Balls

It was the first weekend in The Hundred schedule and dare I say it was an eventful one. If you were a spectator at the Lord’s on Sunday afternoon, you were blessed with the splendid 59-run inning from the teenager Alice Capsey.

 

Alice Capsey for Oval Invincibles
Alice Capsey for Oval Invincibles

 

The men’s match scheduled later in the day got washed out and the women’s match saw Alice Capsey announcing herself on the world stage in style.

16-year-old Alice Capsey, who plays for the Surrey women’s team in county cricket, announced herself in style when she hit a rather big total of 59 runs in just 41 balls, which included 10 fours, with a strike rate of 143.90. She was tipped as the future England opener when she was just 15 after her breath-taking performance for the South East Stars in the final game of the RHF 2020 season.

Women’s cricket has become more welcoming for the players with the same skill set as Capsey. Indian teen sensation Shafali Verme, Sophie Ecclestone, Sophia Dunkley; all of these players have had their big arrival on the World stage. These are the young players who know their skill set and its level and work on it day and night to make the magic happen on the cricket pitch. Women’s cricket will soon be dominated by these women, no doubt.

Yesterday was another big day for women’s cricket when it comes to spectator stats. About 13,537 people attended the women’s match in Lord’s on Sunday, this is now the highest number of spectators a modern-era women’s domestic match has ever seen.

Capsey is now also the youngest player in the tournament and let’s say she made the most out of her first-ever Lord’s match. Being able to successfully play and contribute towards the victory of your team at the home of cricket, now that’s something special.

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Capsey herself was left speechless and well was feeling overwhelmed.

“It’s a special moment. There were a few nerves, but I just wanted to be able to express myself and stay true to how I play,” Capsey said afterward.

“I just wanted to take it in my stride and show I’m not going to be pushed to the side. I want to play how I want to play.”

Source: ESPN

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