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Greenway eyes perfect ending

Lydia Greenway is already running out of space on her mantlepiece after a year of unprecedented success but she might need to find room for one more trophy.

The left-handed batsman has already won the World Cup and World Twenty20, retained the Ashes and beaten Australia 4-0 in a one-day series.

Last weekend she scored 89 not out to help Kent win the Women's County Championship - the third time she has won the competition in four years.

After success on two fronts, Greenway now turns her attention to helping her club Hayes Hurricanes end the season on a high.

The Kent side, who won the Southern Division, play Northern Division winners Ransome & Marles on Sunday in the Premier League final.

"I've not thought about it really but it would top off a great season," Greenway told ecb.co.uk.

Lydia Greenway

After success with county and country, Lydia Greenway is after more glory, this time with Hayes Hurricanes

"It's great for the club as it's the first time we have ever reached the final. We have been striving to reach the Premier Division ever since we were founded and having got there, we are now in the final."

Hayes were pushed all the way by Reading with only run-rate separating the two sides at the summit of the Southern Division. Ransome & Marles, meanwhile, had a smoother ride to the top of the Northern Division and eventually finished 16 points clear of Warrington.

"We don't know much about the opposition," admitted Greenway. "They are a good side though and I know Jenny Gunn well.

"I just hope we can play our best. There is no reason why we can't win."

Although listed as skipper, Greenway handed the responsibility to Lynsey Askew after her international commitments meant she would miss a large chunk of the season.

Greenway, however, is happy to be among the rank and file, quietly going about her cricket and occasionally chipping in with the odd pointer if needed.

"Lynsey will be captain on the day," said Greenway. "She took over for most of the season while I was away and did really well.

"I do try and point some of the younger ones in the right direction if they need it. I do believe it's important that they do it themselves by learning from mistakes. Our coach Emily John has been massively important. She gets the best out of the team.

"We have a very young team so it's been great seeing them improve as the season has gone on."