England Internationals Pass On Tips To Girls In Leicester

England internationals Tamsin Beaumont, Rebecca Grundy and Sonia Odedra were star coaches at a celebration of women's cricket at Leicester's City Cricket Academy.

They were joined by England Women's coach and former Leicestershire player Carl Crowe and more than 30 girls aged between eight and 16.

The girls were attending a free Masterclass held at the academy which was organised in conjunction with Narborough and Littlethorpe Cricket Club.

Odedra, who works at the academy as operations manager and was the first girl to play in the Leicestershire Everards Premier League, was delighted to help out.

"Women’s cricket is on the rise with more and more girls playing the sport – there were almost 60,000 participants in the country last year," she said.
 
"At the CCA, we believe everyone should enjoy playing the game. This Girls’ Masterclass is a further demonstration of our inclusive vision of cricket," she added.

The academy, based in Commercial Square, Freemens Common in Leicester, offers coaching, net hire and masterclasses with top internationals as well as cricket camps and tournaments.

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