BIO: I started playing cricket at the age of 8 years old at Illingworth CC, after watching the 1XI train I wanted to try it. I went to junior training and the love started from there! I played for West Yorkshire from the age of 11 and moved to Queensbury at age 14 as Captain of the junior age groups. I spent the next 3 years playing for Yorkshire Ladies U15 & U17s travelling the country and playing against the likes of Alex Hartley who now plays for England. I was the first female in the Halifax Cricket League to play 1XI cricket and play in the Premiership. I am a Level 2 coach and currently coach the U11 Halifax Taverners. In the little time I have spare, I am the secretary for the Halifax Junior Cricket League. I’m now looking forward to inspiring more girls into playing Cricket through my work at The Cricket Asylum.
Club: Queensbury CC & Lightcliffe Ladies
Nicknames: Kirst or Smithy
Playing style: Aggressive Bat – Competitive all round!
Best moment in Cricket: Winning the National Competition when Playing with Yorkshire U17’s.
Interests away from Cricket: Cant beat a Tv Box set – Suits or Prison Break!
One player you’d want to bat with: Tendulkar – I could watch from the other end!
Fave food: Chinese.
Fave film: Dodgeball or Now You See Me
Fave music: Pretty much anything.
Best place you’ve ever been: Lapland as a kid.
Fave book: Pretty much anything sporty.
What are you most afraid of: Bit of a wimp when it comes to bugs.
What are you most proud of: Watching kids you’ve coached achieve.