Edward's path from boys' captain to MCC committee member
Charlotte Edwards, captain of the England Women's team, talks with The Guardian's Donald McRae about fears of being accepted as a playing member of Huntingdonshire's boys team, to becoming the captain, and then trying to fight the outdated stigmas of being a woman player in a pretty big boys club.
"Without my mum and dad there, I had no one to run to. But you know what? I didn't really care. I was quite a tough thing - and single-minded - and I wasn't going to let those parents get in my way. When I walked out on to the field I held my head high. I wanted to show all of them I could really play.