Bonus episode: cricket careers, overcoming challenges and life in lockdown
In this bonus episode of 'The penny drops', recorded as an official part of Royal London’s title sponsorship of One-Day International Cricket, our host Andrea Fox speaks to two English cricket stars.
Jonny Bairstow plays domestically for Yorkshire and internationally for England, and was part of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup winning team. Also a World Cup winner, Ebony Rainford-Brent – now retired – was captain of the Surrey women’s team and the first black woman to play for the England team.
We talk about career highs and lows, lessons learned, challenges overcome, and ambitions and goals for the future, as well as initiatives such as the African Caribbean Engagement Programme, and creating more opportunities for women and children in cricket. Recorded during the coronavirus outbreak, we also discuss how life has changed in lockdown, staying mentally and physically healthy, and at-home training tips for active or aspiring cricketers.
This month’s episode was recorded in May 2020, during the coronavirus outbreak. For up-to-date information and guidance offered by the Government, please visit gov.uk/coronavirus.