While names like Melissa Aguillera who plays for the West Indies and Trinidad and Tobago cricket teams and Sophie Devine who plays for the White Ferns of New Zealand are setting the standard with their terms for women’s cricket worldwide, Anna Squire, a 20 year old from Devon is making her name both in local girls’ cricket and university women’s cricket right here, in England.
Anna Squire has been the only female cricket player for the past four years in her life; three at her college in Exeter and one at University of Sussex Cricket Club (USCC).
Before attending university, Anna used to play with her fellow male teammates and together they won AoC Championships in cricket in April 2016 for their college and for the southwest. However, she soon realised that her university doesn’t have a women’s cricket team and the British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS) League doesn’t allow for mixed cricket teams therefore Anna cannot play the game she loves. She is setting out to find, start and coach a team to compete in BUCS women cricket fixtures for University of Sussex in the league.