England International cricketer, Beth Morgan, was at Melton Park on Monday for a coaching session with Chris Brook’s flourishing Girls’ squad. Beth retired in January due to a shoulder injury but her international career included 7 tests, 72 ODI and 28 T20’s. A right-handed middle-order batsman and medium fast bowler she was a member of the England team that retained the Ashes in 2008 and won the Women’s World Cup in 2009, playing in every game, including the final. Her uncle is Eddie Hemmings who played 16 times for England.
Unfortunately the coaching session was curtailed by rain but that didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the girls who enjoyed a question and answer session and a chance to chat informally with Beth about her experiences as an England cricketer.