A MEMBER of England’s victorious women’s cricket team brought the Ashes trophy to her home club.
Spin bowler Danielle Hazel was part of the side which beat the Australians earlier this summer.
Danielle showed off the trophy at Durham City Cricket Club, where she is a regular player.
“It was great to win it,” said Danielle, 25, who lives in Durham.
“I’ve been playing for many years and there’s no doubt the interest in the women’s game has grown a lot recently. We were on Sky and in all the papers, which was good to see.”
Danielle combines her cricket with a job teaching the sport as part of the Chance to Shine programme.
“That takes me around the country,” she said, “but it does mean I can combine working with playing for England.
“At my age, I should be able to play for many years to come provided my form holds up.
“My immediate aim is to help England win the Ashes again when we defend the trophy in Australia in the new year.”