Paige Goodwin made club history in Round 11 of Saturday league games – becoming the first female to skipper a men’s or mixed Wick XI.

And she capped it off by leading the 6th XI to a comfortable 64-run win over Ashford.

Paige said: “Hampton Wick has been incredibly supportive and forward thinking when it comes to girls’ and women’s cricket.

“Playing men’s cricket has helped me improve my game immensely and learn new techniques and tactics, allowing me to not only take my personal skills further, but also adapt my coaching style.

“Mentoring the U11 girls at Hampton Wick has been the highlight of my season this year, and I can’t wait to continue playing and coaching at the Wick next year. UTW!”

Paige has been playing senior “men’s” cricket since 2018 when she was just 14-years-old.

She has also represented NPL, Twickenham, HWRCC at U17 level, and Bushy Park Girls for the last nine years.

And if all that wasn’t enough – Paige has also played for Middlesex U13s and U15s, and for Hertfordshire U15s.

And keen to promote  cricket, and crucially girls’ women’s cricket, Paige is a qualified All Stars and Dynamos coach, and in October she became a Level 2, ECB core coach specialising in coaching the differences between girls’ and boys’ cricket.