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WATCH: England Women turn the Home of Cricket into their playground with next level trickshots

Stars of the England Women’s cricket team have been pictured pulling off epic trick shots around Lord’s Cricket Ground in a new film released today, as they get ready to face New Zealand at the home of cricket next month, their last home fixture before the T20 World Cup.

Transforming the hallowed ground into their playground and showcasing their elite skill, the video sees captain Heather Knight sending the ball flying through a tiny commentary box window in the Media Centre, over 50 feet in the air, before taking down a ‘keep off the grass’ sign all the way from the rooftop terrace of the Pavilion Stand with pinpoint accuracy. 

Other key squad members including Lauren Bell, Sophia Dunkley, Sarah Glenn and Danni Wyatt are seen playing everywhere but the grass whilst MCC ground staff are making it perfect; hitting the five-minute bell from afar, taking on catching practice in the famous Long Room and sending balls flying to and from the Nursery End’s sky-high walkway. With ground staff watching on, including the first female grounds people at Lord’s Meg Lay and Emma Lynch, the team are even shown renaming the ground from Lord’s to Knight’s on welcome signs as they set out to make it a stomping ground for years to come. 

The release of the film comes ahead of England Women’s T20 fixture against New Zealand on 17th July, their final fixture on home soil before they head off to compete in the T20 World Cup in Bangladesh. The squad, including Heather Knight, have seen a stellar build-up to the penultimate match, with record ticket sales meaning a bumper crowd is expected that evening. 

England Women’s Captain Heather Knight said: “The game against New Zealand at Lord’s is our final home fixture before the World Cup, and we’d love to get as many people as possible in to fill the ground to put on a real show. We've had some next level crowds across the last year - Lord's last year was massive - and we want to start packing out grounds more regularly." 

Tickets to watch England Women vs New Zealand are selling fast and available to purchase at ecb.co.uk/tickets