Posted by on 2nd May 2017

Rachael Heyhoe Flint (1939-2017)

An icon in women’s cricket, Rachael captained the England team and – incredibly – featured in the side from 1960-1982. Instrumental in founding the first ever women’s cricket World Cup, she brought sponsorship for the game from Sir Jack Hayward and media coverage through writing reports for The Telegraph.

She played hockey for England and was also a PE teacher and a pioneering sports broadcaster in the 1970s. Rachael was the first woman to sit on the MCC committee, and one of the first women to sit on the ECB board. A huge football fan she went on to become Vice President at Wolverhampton Wanderers and a Conservative Party peer in the house of Lord’s.

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