Slowly but surely, female players are beginning to really make their mark on the men’s game in North Wales cricket.
This season Llandudno Lions made a groundbreaking move in appointing Wales international Hannah Thornton as second team captain.
Meanwhile, at Bangor CC, a young bowler named Bethan Hughes is really hitting the heights for the second team, taking 29 wickets so far in 2019 and establishing herself in the league’s 10 top achievers with the ball.
Bethan, 18, took part in a Q and A with Grassroots North Wales this week.
Date of Birth
Age when first took up cricket
Style of batting
Style of bowling
Right arm medium
Highest batting score
Best bowling figures
Most runs in a season
Most wickets in a season
Most catches in a game
Favourite away ground
Strengths to your play
Weaknesses to your play
Favourite international team
Most memorable game played in
This year against Marchwiel and Wrexham when I took career best figures
Most memorable game seen
4th day of the First Test of the 2015 Ashes in the Swalec Stadium
Representative cricket played
Eryri junior teams, Wales girls U13, U15 and U17 and Wales women development Xl
Highlight of your cricket career to date
Getting to the ECB County Championship Finals with Wales girls U17
Ambitions in cricket
Win Division Two with Bangor 2nds, and to take 50 wickets in a season
World Cup Final 2019 – best one-day match ever?
Other sports you play
Tennis, hockey, netball
Advice to young female cricketers
Have fun, practice, and believe in yourself