2 MINUTES WITH… Linsey Smith

Throughout the Kia Super League, we’ll be featuring short interviews with players, coaches & other interesting people we find around and about at the grounds. With just Finals Day still to go, who has been the most economical bowler in KSL so far? None other than Berkshire’s (and now Vipers) own Linsey Smith. She answers our quickfire questions below…

If not Southern Vipers, who would you like to win?

I’d have to say Loughborough. Obviously I’m up there at university, so they’re probably my next closest team.

Who would you like to see playing in KSL that isn’t?

Sarah Taylor is a massive player and it would be good to have her back playing. Also Claire Taylor – I grew up playing alongside her [at Berkshire] and she was a big influence on my game.

Favourite KSL player?

That’s a tricky one! Probably Nat Sciver. Bowls and bats, and hits a long ball as well.

Justin Bieber or One Direction?

Justin Bieber.

Which sportswoman/women do you admire outside cricket?

Jess Ennis is a great athlete. She does a lot of events which shows her strength and stamina.

Favourite cricket ground?

It’s got to be the Ageas Bowl – it’s the only big ground I’ve played at!

Favourite thing on the menu in Nandos?

Lemon and herb chicken thighs.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Hopefully still playing! Getting to the highest level of cricket that I can get to. I do a bit of coaching as well so a coach/player role would be nice.

Where do you see women’s cricket in 10 years?

This competition has shown how fast it’s growing. The crowds that we’re getting in are amazing for just the first year. So hopefully in 10 years time we’ll fill stadiums like this [the Ageas Bowl].

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