ENGLAND CRICKET STAR JOINS TEAM

ENGLAND CRICKET STAR JOINS TEAM

Posted: 7th September 2021

We are thrilled that England Women cricketer Katie George is joining our coaching team.

The announcement yesterday coincided with Millie (Year 11) making history by becoming the first girl to play for our 1st XI.

Katie is a left-arm seam-bowling all-rounder who also plays for Western Storm and Welsh Fire.

Head of Cricket, Mr Jake Lintott, said: “We are delighted to have Katie joining us for the Summer Term when her England training and playing commitments allow.

“We have seen a huge growth in the women’s game over recent years and this is mainly down to the success of our national side.

“For Queen’s to have an international player coming to work with our cricketers is fantastic and I know our girls will relish the opportunity of working with her.”

Katie added: “I am really looking forward to working with the girls at Queen’s. The staff’s passion to provide a platform for girls’ cricket to thrive is second to none and I can’t wait to get to work.”

Meanwhile, Millie made her 1st XI debut in the prestigious fixture against the MCC yesterday.

She has captained both our girls’ 1st XI and U15s, and also played for Somerset Girls at both U17 and U15 level.

Millie said: “I’m very proud to become the first girl to play 1st XI cricket for Queen’s.”

Mr Lintott added: “Millie is a great role model to all of our girls.

“She has worked very hard at her game and deserves this opportunity.

“We are all really proud of her and hopefully this will inspire other girls at the school to try and achieve the same.”

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