Jack Murfin

A perfect fit

Laura and the Bears were a perfect fit for each other following her appointment as Women's and Girls Performance manager at Edgbaston.

The Bears wanted a high-calibre individual to map out the future for their women's and girls set-up. After a long and successful career, first as an England player and then in a series of roles with the England and Wales Cricket Board, Laura was looking for a county job to get her teeth into.

A case, then, of right person, right place, right time.

Laura won 13 Test, 73 ODI and three T20 caps for England before joining the ECB to work in increasing participation within the women's and girls’ game, as well as with disability cricket and in diverse communities. Her input to the sport already has earned her the rare accolade of honorary life-membership of the MCC and now she is excited to be embarking upon a new adventure - a first opportunity to put her stamp on a big club from within.

"Warwickshire has a great history of producing talented cricketers, both boys and girls," Laura said, "so my brief is to keep that going while looking at the current framework to see how we can further improve it and produce more cricketers not just for Warwickshire and Birmingham Bears but for England.