Langston lands central contract with England Women

PUBLISHED: 09:37 17 December 2016 | UPDATED: 09:37 17 December 2016

Beth Langston in bowling action for England in Sri Lanka (pic ECB)

Beth Langston in bowling action for England in Sri Lanka (pic ECB)


Former Hall Mead pupil earns newly created rookie deal

Upminster’s Beth Langston has been given a central contract with England women by the ECB.

Langston, 24, has been awarded the first of the newly created rookie contracts, while 17 other players have been given new two-year deals.

And the former Hall Mead pupil will hope to maintain her progress on the international stage, having made her one-day debut in Sri Lanka recently, where England claimed a 4-0 series win.

Coach Mark Robinson told ESPN “The womens’ game is growing at a real pace, but still doesn’t have the financial security that the men’s county game offers a player from the England men’s team in the event that they lose their ECB central contract.

“We have a big couple of years coming up with two global events and a women’s Ashes series in Australia and it’s important that the players can look forward with some degree of certainty to focus on performing in those competitions.

“That said, we do still have space and freedom to grow. We have to be able to reward players at the right time so we will continue to assess the central contracts list on an annual basis.

“The new level of rookie contract also gives us greater flexibiilty in this respect, allowing us to financially support players who sit just above the England Women’s senior academy squad, but who have not quite hit the level required to win a full central contract.

“Beth really showed during the tour to Sri Lanka that she has the attitude, commitment and skill to be successful at an international level.

“SHe has been unlucky with injuries in the past, so hopefully she can now stay fit for a period of time and we will get to see how she can develop into a key bowler for us.”

England are set to host the ICC Women’s World Cup next summer and the contracts, which include an increase in value, come into effect ono February 1 next year.

*Langston is currently playing for Otago Women in New Zealand and has taken five wickets in her first four matches at 24.00 apiece.

England Women: Tammy Beaumont, Katherine Brunt, Kate Cross, Georgia Elwiss, Natasha Farrant, Jenny Gunn, Alex Hartley, Danielle Hazell, Amy Jones, Heather Knight, Beth Langston*, Laura Marsh, Natalie Sciver, Anya Shrubsole, Sarah Taylor, Fran Wilson, Lauren Winfield, Danielle Wyatt.


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Romford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Romford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Romford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Romford Sports News

Hosts make inroads, before Sangakkara’s stunning century

Sri Lankan leads recovery from early collapse


Daggers right-back agrees initial one-year extension as Essex club reveal glamour tie with West Ham United

Harrow Lodge Park club buoyant after two wins last weekend and excited about clash at Chelmer Park on Saturday

Former skipper Alan Ison should be back for Upminster on Saturday as they seek first league success of 2017


Park picked up first l;eague win of season last time out, and captain wants them to build on it


Daggers attacker part of 18-man squad to face Panjab FA and Jersey FA

After excellent start to 2017, Spring Farm Park club keen to get another victory on Saturday

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read sport

Show Job Lists

News from your area


Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now