Arran Brindle heads for India

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ASHES hero Arran Brindle was bowled over when flag-waving pupils from Greenwich House gave her a rousing send off before she jetted off to India.

Arran, who teaches at the independent school in Louth, has joined up with the England Women’s Cricket Academy squad in Pune for a high performance 10-day training camp.

Arran took a break of almost five years from international cricket during which time she started a family but is now determined to get back in the England squad.

Back in 2005 Arran was a key member of the England women’s team which defeated Australia – the same year Michael Vaughan captained the men’s team to Ashes glory.

She represented England in nine Test matches and 58 one-day internationals from 2000-2005, scoring a century in the First Test against Australia at Hove in 2005 and eight one-day international fifties.

The England women’s academy squad – effectively one step below the full England side – started their training camp on Monday (April 4).

Arran currently captains Louth 1st XI in the Lincolnshire ECB Premier League.