MIDDLESEX WOMEN CAP PRESENTATION AT LORD’S
A number of junior players who have represented Middlesex performance teams from U11’s through to the U18 Middlesex Girls Squads received their caps from Middlesex & England legend Beth Morgan in the home dressing at Lord’s on Friday 8thOctober. Due to the Covid restrictions last year, no cap presentation was possible, so players from the 2020 squads were presented their caps as well.
Beth Morgan, who represented Middlesex from 1996-2019 making 187 appearances in both T20 and 50 over formats, presented caps to each player. Those who attended were fortunate to hear tales from Beth’s glittering career not only from her Middlesex playing days but also about her England career that boasts seven test matches, 72 one day internationals and 28 T20Is including the 2009 ICC T20 World Cup Final, in which England won. Beth recalled stories of the hard work and dedication that went into her playing career and shared the immense joy that she had of representing both Middlesex and England in her distinguished career.
Nikki Little, who has been a dedicated coach in the pathway programme, said “What an honour for us to be able to present these players with their caps at non other that the home of cricket on Friday. It was a privilege to see the girls receive their caps from Middlesex legend Beth Morgan and hopefully will have inspired them to one day to go back and play there themselves. The excitement and delight were clear to see on everyone’s faces, including the parents, a truly inspirational night for everyone that was there”.
Lauren who represented Middlesex U18’s last season said “I was excited when I found out that I would have the opportunity to go to Lord’s to get my cap presented to me by Beth Morgan. It was a great privilege to see the honours board. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience. Thank you.”
U11 cap recipient Charlotte on being awarded her cap said “I will never forget my cap presentation night! It was amazing to be in the Lord’s dressing room and sit on the famous players balcony with my teammates. To receive it from Beth Morgan was incredible because she has achieved so much, which all started at Middlesex too! I will treasure my first cap forever!”