New Zealand are currently leading 3-1 and as a result have already secured a series win. England will be looking for a second win in tomorrow’s game to regain some pride and confidence in what will be their last international before contesting the Ashes in early 2008.
In addition to the international cricket, Borehamwood Fire Station will be onsite with one of their infamous fire engines as an added bonus and will be promoting the Fire Service initiative of free home fire safety checks at the events.
Barbara Follett MP, Minister for Equality with responsibility for women’s issues, will also demonstrate her support for women’s cricket by attending the morning session.
England captain Charlotte Edwards is excited about returning to Shenley for the final international match of the summer. She said: “I can’t wait to go back and play at Shenley for the final NatWest ODI of the series. It’s been a tough series so far against New Zealand because they’re definitely a strong side - we’re so evenly balanced in terms of ability and skill, so it’s been a close contest.
“Shenley is a great venue for women’s cricket as it offers a great intimate atmosphere in a stunning setting. We always get a great reception when we play there and it’ll be good to end the series in style. It’s an added bonus to have the local fire service there supporting women’s cricket; it’s always good to introduce new people to the women’s game.”
Tickets are priced at £5 for adults and free for Under 16s. For tickets visit www.ecb.co.uk/womens .
NatWest Women’s Series
Thurs August 30 6th NatWest ODI v New Zealand SHENLEY
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