Heather’s entry into cricket probably hasn’t been the most conventional or traditional. A keen footballer and gymnast, cricket was not on her radar. After retiring from the mighty Tranmere Rovers Ladies FC she fell into cricket coaching by accident on a sunny summers evening at Wirral CC. The club’s under 9s would never be the same again.
A national finalist at the OSCA’s in 2009 and a regional winner at the Sky Sports Coach of the Year awards in 2010, Heather has dedicated her time to her local club, affiliated primary schools and Cheshire Cricket Board’s girls county age group programme.
At a professional level, Heather was the cornerstone of Lancashire County Cricket Club’s Saturday programme. However, her appointment at Leicestershire and Rutland Cricket meant that her departure was inevitable after 3 years at Old Trafford.
Heather’s core beliefs are that cricket should be fun and accessible for everyone. In an effort to continue her own development she has recently joined Sileby CC.
Affectionately known as Hammy by her colleagues, Heather was responsible for coordinating Chance to Shine projects in Charnwood, North West Leicestershire,Hinckley & Bosworth and Melton also works closely with the cricket clubs in those areas then Sam Shipman took over this role so Heather could be promoted.
Heather was promoted to Cricket Development Officer for Workforce, Heather is responsible for Coach Education, Leicestershire and Rutland Coaches Association, Groundsmen’s Association, Umpiring’s and Scores Association (ACO), NatWest Cricket Force (NWCF), Construction Colleges, Welfare and Volunteers.
Heather has also taken on the role as captain of Sileby Town Ladies CC for this coming season (2016).