Women's cricket October 7, 2013

Edward's path from boys' captain to MCC committee member

ESPNcricinfo staff

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accepted as a playing member of Huntingdonshire's boys team, to becoming the captain, and then trying to fight the outdated stigmas of being a woman player in a pretty big boys club.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.