We can’t wait to see our sponsored players light up the Women U19s World Cup in South Africa this month. The Tournament kicks off on Saturday 14th of January with a selection of strong matchups. England’s first fixture is on the 15th, and will showcase two of our most exciting young professionals, Grace Scrivens and Liberty Heap. Liberty has been part of the M&H Family since she first started playing cricket, becoming a part of our junior sponsorship programme. Since then we have supported her journey into professional cricket, it’s now amazing to see her at the pinnacle of the game, starring in an international World Cup for their country. We had a chat with Liberty’s dad, Ben, just before she left for the tournament. This is what he had to say:
“Myself & Liberty’s mum Shelly are extremely proud of how hardworking & determined our daughter has been to get to the U19 World Cup and represent England. The journey has not been easy with many ups and downs along the way. We look forward to watching Liberty for years to come and it’s fantastic to watch her on the big stage.
Liberty started on the junior sponsorship programme when she was roughly 10 years old. The support from M&H and M&H Burnley has been incredible. A Big shout out & Thank you to Charlie & Louise at the Burnley store. We hope the relationship with the guys at Taunton continues for years to come.”
Grace, Liberty and the girls have set a strong foundation for the tournament, easily defeating a strong West Indies side in a warm up fixture. Liberty was the stand out performer in the fixture with a classy knock of 31 from 24 balls opening the batting. Grace, who is captaining England during the tournament, ended with 1-7 from her 2 overs. We caught up with Grace after the game, this is what she said:
“It’s great to be here! The sun is shining and the mood in the camp is amazing. After today’s performance we feel like we can take on anybody! I’m extremely grateful for the support that I’ve received from Millichamp and Hall. It will be amazing to show my talent as part of the family on this stage! I’m really looking forward to using the lightweight C100 bats on the hard South African wickets out here!”