Meg Lanning: Australian star already firing-up goals in Welsh cricket

Meg Lanning holds the record for the most Women's One Day International centuries


Meg Lanning holds the record for the most Women’s One Day International centuries

For Sophia Smale and other young cricketers in Wales, chances to see international stars such as Meg Lanning, Jess Jonassen and Beth Mooney are usually confined to watching games on TV.

But now they are planning on spending their summer holidays watching them representing Welsh Fire at Sophia Gardens.

The Cardiff-based franchise have retained the signatures of their overseas signings from 2020, when the first edition of the Hundred was due to take place before the coronavirus pandemic hit.

And they are a rather impressive trio: Lanning led Australia to World Cup glory last year, Jonassen is a key member of that squad and Beth Mooney is the number one ranked T20 batsman in the world.

“Meg Lanning is one of my favourite players of all time and now she’s going to be playing in Cardiff? That’s just amazing,” said Smale, the 16-year-old all-rounder from Newport.

She particularly hopes to learn from Jonassen:…