Rachael Heyhoe Flint, Baroness Heyhoe Flint, English cricketer, Died at 77

Rachael Heyhoe Flint, Baroness Heyhoe Flint was born on June 11, 1939, and died on January 18, 2017.

She was an English cricketer, businesswoman, and philanthropist.

Flint was best known for being captain of England from 1966 to 1978, and was unbeaten in six Test series, while in total she played for the English women’s cricket team from 1960 to 1982.

She was captain when her team won the inaugural 1973 Women’s Cricket World Cup, which England hosted.

Heyhoe Flint was also the first female cricketer to hit a six in a Test match.

She was chiefly a batsman. She played in 22 Women’s Test cricket matches, with a batting average of 45.54 in 38 innings.

She was educated at Wolverhampton Girls’ High School.

Heyhoe Flint was the wife of Derrick Flint (born 14 June 1924), who had a first-class cricket career comprising 10 matches for Warwickshire in 1948–49 playing as a leg-spin and googly bowler.

She has a son, Ben, who also played cricket but emigrated to Singapore in 2001 where he runs businesses related to sports and entertainment.

Heyhoe Flint was also stepmother to Derrick Flint’s children: Simon, Hazel, and Rowan Flint

Rachael Heyhoe Flint passed away at 77 years old.