Ladies Cricket: Highly-rated Hill working hard for a bright future in the game

Chloe Hill starts her season in the 50-over competition with the Worcestershire Womens Rapids side with trips to Middlesex (Sunday) and Berkshire (Monday) this Bank Holiday weekend.

Chloe Hill

It will be a big season for the Buckingham-based player, who has spoken to Sports Shots ahead of her opening competitive game.

What have your winter preparations been?

My winter preparations have been training with the MCC Women’s academy every Saturday all through the winter up at Lords, Worcestershire training on the Sunday’s and at the gym making myself mentally stronger as well as physically fitter and stronger!

Which sides will you play for this campaign? 

Worcestershire Women’s, where we will be playing in Division 2 in both T20s and One Day matches, Banbury 2nd XI where they play in the Cherwell League Division 2, Banbury Ladies of the WML Division 1 and the MCC Women’s academy, where we will play a few games against other academy teams.

What are the goals for each of those sides?

Worcestershire: be competitive trying to earn promotions in both formats but personally for me to get promotion in the T20s and just to be on top of my game always!
Banbury 2s is to definitely get back up to div 1 after a funny season last year!
Banbury Ladies, is more of enjoying cricket with new ladies trying the game so being a role model. (but of course to win as many games as possible!)
MCC Women’s academy- is all about development so it’s a game to show my ability!

How do you feel 2018 went?

Personally for me 2018 was a good year with Worcestershire women earning promotion and scoring runs and taking loads of catches and stumping behind the stumps! From county last year I received player of the season which was a real achievement and something I am very proud off!
Overall I think I had a positive season over all games and formats!

What are you looking to achieve in 2019? And how does that build into the bigger picture?

My ultimate aim is to get noticed more this season whether that is by a super league team or by England! So for that it means I need to be on top of my game this year in my batting and keeping! By being on top of these and performing week in and week out means the bigger picture is to get noticed and take that next step in mycricketing career. Also, with the way county cricket is changing next year I need to perform well to secure my spot in a county/academy set up next season, as no one is sure what is happening!!

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