Louth cricketer Arran Brindle meets PM David Cameron in India following Women's World Cup
LOUTH cricketer Arran Brindle was bowled over to meet Prime Minister David Cameron in India on Monday.
The all-rounder was part of the England team who came third in the Women’s World Cup, which ended on Sunday.
And, with Cameron in the sub-continent on a trade mission, the cricket-loving PM was able to meet up with Brindle and the ECB’s head of women’s cricket, Clare Connor, in Mumbai
Brindle, who teaches at Louth’s Greenwich House independent school, said: “It is a huge honour to have met the Prime Minister in this cricket mad country.
“His presence reflects the recognition that women’s cricket is earning in England.
“It is really exciting for the future of our sport.”
Connor, who is also the chairwoman of the ICC Women’s Committee, said: “Women’s cricket is going from strength to strength and it’s terrific that the Prime Minister takes a personal interest in the sport.
“He was prepared to make time in his busy schedule to hear first-hand about the opportunities that now exist worldwide for women and girls to play the game.”
The 50-over tournament, which was won by Australia, saw England’s reigning champions narrowly miss out on the final.
Connor added: “Whilst we were naturally disappointed that England did not make the final, the overall standard of competition in this tournament was excellent.
“It was a fantastic advertisement for the international women’s game.”