Former England cricketer Arran Brindle added a new chapter in her trailblazing run, adding an unbeaten 143-run opening partnership with her son Harry Brindle in a men’s club match.
Batting for the Owmby CC Trojans against Nettleham Cricket Academy XI in the Lincoln and District League, the mother-son duo chased down the target of 142 on Sunday.
Brindle has 2,852 runs in 134 international appearances for the England women’s team and was a three-time Ashes winner. But there have been other ways she is known to have made history.
More of this please. I played against England’s Arran Brindle. Watched her young son traveling with her on tours. She played for England after having him, with little official maternity support. Now she’s 39 and part of a 100 opening stand in her local league with that same son https://t.co/LRewnEHoU7
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She made her entry into international women’s cricket with a world record 150-run partnership, and remains one of the youngest international captains ever. She took a 5-year break in her mid-20s, during which she played high-standard men’s cricket and had a son. She then returned to tour regularly with her family for three years before retiring.
In 2011, Brindle became the first woman to score a century in men’s semi-professional cricket. In October that same year, she scored her first century for England Women against South Africa.