As England prepare to take on the India in the crucial fifth and final ODI against India at Wormsley Cricket Ground, Heather Knight brings the latest from inside the camp.
Monday July 8, 2012
As I write this we’re now leaving the south west and heading to Wormsley for our NatWest Women’s series decider against India on Wednesday. We’ve played our last three games at Taunton and Truro and being a Devonian myself, I’ve really enjoyed coming back down this way to play cricket again. Even the jibes at the ‘farmer’ accent have been bearable – apparently my accent comes out more when we are down this way (it doesn’t).
I played at Truro Cricket Club once when I was a youngster and going back there to pull on an England shirt was a special moment for me. Credit to everyone at the club for putting on a great day – and fair play to the guy dressed up as Betty the ‘Queen’ of Cornish ales; all in the name of charity of course, but he looked like he was enjoying his revealing outfit a little bit too much!
Funniest moment of the tour so far has to go to Jenny Gunn who on trying to cut up her particularly tough post-match steak managed to spill a large vat of mushroom sauce all over her new light grey skinny chinos – it was in a particularly awkward area to say the least. Myself, Sarah (Taylor) and Pet (Danielle Hazell) were in tears from laughing so much as we watched her waddling back to the hotel trying to hide the massive stain covering at least half of her trousers!
We’ve shown real character to come back from 2-0 to level the series 2-2. In all honesty we never should have lost the first two games, if we had played to our full ability, but credit to the Indians. We’ve fought hard to get back into the series and it’s all to play for in the final game. I love playing at Wormsley – it’s a proper English ground in lovely surroundings and its set up to be a thriller of a match.
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