Waldron, Metcalfe feature in UK charity match

May 31st 2018 | International, Women

Waldron, Metcalfe feature in UK charity match

The Sir Paul Getty XI (image courtesy FairBreak Global)

Two Ireland Women’s players - Mary Waldron and Ciara Metcalfe - were selected to participate in the Sir Paul Getty Women’s XI v Fairbreak International XI cricket match at Wormsley Cricket Ground, Buckinghamshire on 30 May 2018.

The event was to support the work of FairBreak - a global initiative designed to create pathways for women to have better access to opportunities, education and high-level performance roles.

Ciara Metcalfe spoke following the game:

“I am currently coaching with Lydia Greenway and Cricket for Girls. We held a coaching clinic before the start of the game, which allowed 30 girls to attend and then meet some of the superstars playing in the main event,” she said.

“Watching Mary Waldron batting was definitely a highlight, she went about her innings superbly. The atmosphere at the game, the organisers and teams were a pleasure to be around. With Mary keeping, Charlotte Edwards and myself in slips nothing was getting through…apparently!”

“With the FairBreak team (and sponsors) organising the charity match on the inaugural Day of Gender Equality it was evident that landscape of cricket is shifting, and barriers are coming down allowing equal opportunities, networking and the Cricket Family to expand. It’s something I constantly talk and fight for so it meant a great deal to be there and play my part for women’s cricket, and Cricket Ireland.”

Mike Gatting
Image: Former England international Mike Gatting was on hand to support the initiative (image courtesy FairBreak Global)


Sir Paul Getty XI 155/3 (20 overs; M Waldron 43*(26), N Dattani 41(19); Diviya GK 2/23)
FairBreak XI 131/8 (20 overs; A Blackwell 52*(32), N Gruny 33(37); A Perera 4/31, CJ Metcalfe 1/7)

Sir Paul Getty XI won by 24 runs.


FairBreak XI

Suzie Bates, NZ
Alex Blackwell, AUS
Selina Solman, Vanuatu
Diviya GK, Singapore
Diane Bimenyimana, Rwanda
Nadia Gruhy, USA
Lakshmi Yadav, India
Divya Saxena, Canada
Akanksha Koli, India
Mariko Hill, HK
Shamillia Connell, WI
Vaishali Jesrani, Oman

Sir Paul Getty XI

Charlotte Edwards, Hampshire and ex England
Arran Brindle, Southern Vipers
Laura MaCleod, ex England
Linsey Smith, Sussex
Lea Tahuhu, NZ
Lauren Bell, Berkshire
Charlie Dean, Hampshire
Achini Perera, Canada
Mary Waldron, Ireland
Naomi Dattani, Middlesex
Ciara Metcalfe, Ireland

Teams shake hands
Image: The Sir Paul Getty XI won by 24 runs (image courtesy Simon Cooper/Snapzman UK)


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