24 October 2014
The University is proud to celebrate the Kent Cricket Women's Team's recent achievement of being presented with the Lady Taverners ECB Trophy in a reception at Buckingham Palace.
The Kent players were invited to the reception with His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh, in the Blue Drawing Room in a joint ceremony with this year’s men’s champions, Yorkshire.
The squad enjoyed an afternoon with The Duke of Edinburgh, Lord’s Taverners Chairman Roger Smith and Chief Executive Paul Robin, before champagne and afternoon tea was served in the Music Room.
Jenni Jackson, Paul Carney and Deanna Cooper
Acting Captain, Tamsin Beaumont lifted the trophy, as skipper and Canterbury Christ Church University Honorary Graduate, Charlotte Edwards is currently away playing in Australia.
Paul Carney, Director of Sport at the University, said: “We are delighted for the Kent Women’s Team for their fantastic achievements this season and are proud to continue our support for Kent Cricket and women’s sport through this sponsorship.
“Their captain and Honorary Fellow of Christ Church, Charlotte Edwards, is an inspiration to many of our sporting scholars including current Women’s squad member, Jenni Jackson and recent graduate, Deanna Cooper.”
After signing their first sponsorship deal with the University last year, the squad enjoyed a successful summer winning the Royal London Women's One-Day Cup and finishing as runners-up in the national T20 tournament.
Five members of the Kent squad: Charlotte Edwards, Tamsin Beaumont, Lydia Greenway, Laura Marsh and Natasha Farrant, were selected in the Performance Squad before a winter tour to New Zealand in February.
High Performance Manager, Jason Weaver, said: “It is fantastic recognition for the women’s game.
“Kent Cricket has played a central role in the development of the women’s game regionally, nationally and internationally.
“To have five players in the England squad and another two involved in the Under-15 Development Programme is testament to the hard work of coaches in our system.”
Notes to Editor
Canterbury Christ Church University
Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern university with a particular strength in higher education for the public services.
With nearly 20,000 students across Kent and Medway, its courses span a wide range of academic and professional subject areas.
- 93% of our most recent UK graduates were in employment or further studies six months after completing their studies*.
- We are the number one choice for local people looking to study at university in Kent (2013 UCAS).
- We are one of the South East’s largest providers of education, training and skills leading to public service careers.
*2012/13 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey