Sophia Dunkley: ‘I want to play fearlessly at the World Cup’

England middle-order batter is trying to accentuate the positives before the Women’s World Cup in New Zealand

Sophia Dunkley remembers the 50-over 2017 Women’s World Cup final at Lord’s as if it were yesterday. Part of the sellout crowd that witnessed England’s nine-run win against India, she describes the day as “magical”. “I remember turning up to the ground and seeing these massive queues outside Lord’s, which was surreal because I’d never seen that for a women’s game before,” she says. “And then going in and seeing the whole thing filled up and the noise – every time England got a wicket the crowd just erupted, which was amazing.”

From a personal perspective, though, the most significant aspect was not England’s win but rather an announcement that came after play had finished. “I remember watching the girls do a lap of honour at the end and clapping them round,” she says.

Continue reading…England middle-order batter is trying to accentuate the positives before the Women’s World Cup in New ZealandSophia Dunkley remembers the 50-over 2017 Women’s World Cup final at Lord’s as if it were yesterday. Part of the sellout crowd that witnessed England’s nine-run win against India, she describes the day as “magical”. “I remember turning up to the ground and seeing these massive queues outside Lord’s, which was surreal because I’d never seen that for a women’s game before,” she says. “And then going in and seeing the whole thing filled up and the noise – every time England got a wicket the crowd just erupted, which was amazing.”From a personal perspective, though, the most significant aspect was not England’s win but rather an announcement that came after play had finished. “I remember watching the girls do a lap of honour at the end and clapping them round,” she says. Continue reading…[#item_full_content]

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