Nasser Hussain and Ebony Rainford-Brent heaps praises on 18 Year Old Alice Capsey

18-year-old, Alice Capsey ever since the last summer’s Hundred is making it to the headlines and for all right reasons. The most recent being her little very important knock that came in Oval Invincible’s win over Southern Brave which helped the former defend their title and make it 2 title wins in 2 seasons.

Alice Capsey for Oval Invincibles
Alice Capsey for Oval Invincibles

 

Alice’s innings of 25 off 17 balls in the final had her hit the only six of the match, for the knock she’s been receiving a lot of praises. Former English player Ebony Rainford-Brent called Alice Capsey one of the only cricketers in the game at the moment who can change the game.

Ebony Rainford-Brent said, “She has won more domestic trophies at 18 years old than I did in my entire career. With Capsey for me, it is the freedom. She came out today, could have been under pressure, and just went whacking sixes. I wouldn’t say I have seen many people, other than Charlotte Edwards, where you say they can change the game. She can change the game for me.”

Former English skipper, Nasser Hussain, too jumped in and poured praises for the 18 y/o calling her a superstar. Quoting, “I have only been watching women’s games for five to seven years and she is the bright star that we have seen. I think Sophia Dunkley could be as well but as far as attitude and inner confidence, you forget she has only just turned 18.

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“She is so switched on, she is so confident, and she has that lack of fear or failure. Today in a final, who was the only person who hit a six? It was young Alice Capsey. Who was the 16-year- old that came here last year, first time ever at Lord’s, she plays here and she gets a 50. I think she is a superstar in the making, she really is.”

Alice Capsey. PC: Getty Images
Alice Capsey. PC: Getty Images

 

Alice Capsey finished the season with 118 coming off 6 outings at an average of 29.50 and a strike rate of 142.16 with the highest score of 25*. Alice Capsey the bowler picked up 8 wickets in 6 innings at an economy of 6.25 and registered best figures of 3/15.

The tournament as a whole in its second edition has already seen an upward spike on many fronts. On such is the record attendance for women’s matches recorded at multiple grounds across this year’s tournament. The final at Lord’s saw a record set with the largest crowd ever at a domestic women’s match in England, 20,840.

Former English skipper, Charlotte Edwards on the above said, “I think it is definitely better, I think the calibre of overseas players has made it better. I think the domestic players have also got better. I think that the comp has been another huge success and just to see people out watching the women’s game has been so great to see really and hopefully it continues.”

Quotes Source: SkySports.com 

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