Kent CCC have announced that Lydia Greenway is to take up the job of women’s player-coach, following the departure of Charlotte Edwards, who has moved on to a similar role at Hampshire.
Greenway came up through the Kent age-group and academy systems, first representing the county as a 15-year-old back in 2000; going on to make over 100 appearances, scoring more than 3,000 runs and taking 83 catches.
Kent have not announced who will replace Edwards as in her captaincy capacity – Greenway has deputised in the past, most recently in the final match of last season – but given that today’s announcement didn’t mention the captaincy, it seems likely that someone else will take on the official on-field leadership role.
This presents Kent with a dilemma – give the captaincy to a “big name” player, who may not play much due to England/ KSL commitments? Or give it to a a less high-profile figure, who won’t have any such conflicts or other obligations? Surrey and Warwickshire have both recently given the captaincy to players who aren’t even on Super League teams, for this very reason! Doubtless, we will discover Kent’s answer very soon!