Hemel Hempstead Under 13s – First Winners of the Audrey Collins Girls Hertfordshire Cricket League
The triumphant Hemel Hempstead Girls Under 13s are pictured here being presented with the shield, trophy and a cheque for £150 by Judy Faraday, President of Soroptimist International St Albans & District . Harpenden and Berkhamsted came joint 2nd.
The second photo includes the full team, their coaches, with Soroptimists Helen Byrne and Judy Faraday at the back.
This competition was sponsored by the St Albans Soroptimists as a lasting legacy and tribute to past member Audrey Collins who died in 2010. Audrey was a pioneer of Women’s cricket, a trail blazer for women and an inspiration to everyone who knew her. She received an OBE for services to women’s cricket and was one of the first 10 female members admitted by the MCC in 1999. Audrey is pictured here when she had been presented with a cricket bat signed by the England Women’s team for her 90th birthday in 2006 – and she could still wield a mean bat!