Louth’s Arran Brindle says she would love the chance to strap on the pads when the England Women’s cricket team take on Pakistan in Louth on July 1.
The all-rounder was speaking at Thursday’s launch of the tickets for the what is being billed as one of the biggest ever sporting occasions to be held in Louth.
The one-day international game at London Road is part of East Lindsey Live, and Arran is expecting a tough battle in the series opener.
“Pakistan are a team that are full time cricketers now, we’ll have to be on our game to make sure that we bring the right result to Louth,” she said.
“I don’t think it’s just about me bringing England Women to Louth, East Lindsey have put a lot of hard work in behind the scenes getting this facility up to a standard that can hold such a match.
“We have some Pakistan-based players for Louth and there’s a bit of a challenge to see if they can beat the amount of English support at the game.”
Over 1,000 tickets went on sale on Thursday for the game, priced at £10 each.
At the launch Arran and England captain Charlotte Edwards gave some free coaching to a group of Cordeaux Academy students, celebrating the move to give 900 free tickets to the game to local schools.
Last August England Women took on an Royal Air Force Men’s XI in a charity game at London Road, losing out by just 39 runs on the day.
The game on Monday, July 1 will be the first ever international cricket match held in the county of Lincolnshire.
“We were lucky enough to come here last summer against the RAF and it was a great occasion,” said Charlotte Edwards.
“We’re all really looking forward coming back here on July 1.”
Tickets for the Pakistan match are available by calling the Embassy Theatre Box Office on 0845 674 0505 or by visiting www.embassytheatre.co.uk.
Watch a video interview with Arran and Charlotte at Thursday’s ticket launch by clicking on our website, www.louthleader.co.uk.