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International debut for Cardiff University cricketer

01 March 2010

Cardiff University student Heather Knight has proved that she is one of the rising stars in Women’s Cricket after being called up to join the England women’s team on tour in India (15 February – 9 March 2010).

18-year-old Heather, a first year Biomedical Sciences student, has joined the team as replacement for a player who suffered a hip injury in the opening one-day international.

Heather, who is part of the Cardiff University Sports Bursary Programme, has gained herself a strong reputation in the last two years. As well as her current success, she has also been called into the England Women’s Academy Squad for a training camp in Bangalore, India. Only 13 players have been selected for the trip and they will be based in Bangalore Cricket School for ten days later in March.

Stuart Vanstone, Head of Sport and Exercise at Cardiff University, said: "Heather has done fantastically well to be called into the senior squad. For Heather, as a first year student, to be called into a squad of senior international cricketers who have all had great success over recent years, is a credit to her commitment and performance levels in the sport.

"We will continue to support Heather’s development as a player through the many support programmes available at Cardiff, including weekly one-to-one coaching sessions with Kevin Lyons our performance cricket coach. We look forward to Heather’s return and wish her well on the tour."

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For more information, please contact:

Stuart Vanstone

Head of Sport and Exercise

Cardiff University

Email: VanstoneS@cardiff.ac.uk

Tel: 029 2087 4045

Jessica Kelly

Public Relations Office

Cardiff University

Email: KellyJA@cardiff.ac.uk

Tel: 029 2087 0298