The women’s version of the 100-ball contest provides another chance to expand the sport after the climax of The Kia Oval’s opening T10 tournament. Emily Windsor hopes to use the Kia Summer Smash triumph of Hursley Park as a springboard to play in next season’s Women’s Hundred. It implied that the champions of the Southern Festival defeated Sessay’s Northern Festival winners after each of the national stages had seen the finest from the West and the Midlands.
“It’s not often you get the chance to bat on a pitch like this and outfield like this,” said captain Windsor. (as stated on the cricketer)
“You just get value for runs and I wanted to spend as long as I could out there. Luckily I did in both games. But it wasn’t just down to me – it was a fantastic team performance all the way through this competition.”
Hursley Park came through an equally dramatic Southern Festival finale against Ansty at Wellington College, Berkshire, then Windsor’s unbeaten 39 made sure they pursued the runs against Plympton in the Kia Oval’s first-day game. They were pursuing 83 in the last, however, when the Hampshire side was diminished to 2 for 2 in Abi Glen’s opening over of the answer, the Baton fell to Windsor to oversee them inside the 10 overs. Her 42 not out from 28 balls recommended somebody who could star in the look of cricket at a higher level.
“I wasn’t really thinking about it too much,” she said.
Windsor was the day’s top batsman, demonstrating the finest capacity to utilize the pace on the ball and hit through the spreads. She said she had battled at times this season, however, trusts her upswing in structure has tagged along at the ideal time, with the ECB and the new Women’s Hundred elements soon to choose the best local players to fill the group squads for the new 100-ball competition one year from now.
“I want to be the best I can be. I had a Vipers contract last season and I didn’t get one this year, which was a bit of a setback, but to be honest I didn’t have the best county season so I didn’t deserve one. But I finished the county season on a real high and I’m going into the winter with a real buzz.
“With the restructuring, the eight teams and the 100-ball, my ambition is to make one of those. But you just have to control the controllable and come up with performances like these and hope the right people see.
Charlotte Edwards, who was her childhood idol and is now her coach and cricket director at Hampshire, definitely has the appropriate mentor in England. Edwards is also coaching the Southampton-based Hundred side Southern Brave.
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