New Division Names

 
Collins Division 
 
Whitehorn Division
 
Wostrack Division 
 
Audrey Collins (14/4/15 - 14/2/10)
 
Audrey was born in India ,and came to England in 1920 after her father’s death in WW1.
Before WW2 Audrey played for Middlesex and South of England. In 1937 Audrey played her only test match at The Oval v Australia where she made 27.
After the war Audrey moved to Hertfordshire. She played for East Anglia, The East of England and Vagabonds CC. Between 1983 and 1994 Audrey held the positions of secretary and Chairman of the Women’s Cricket Association, and prior to this, at one time or another , held pretty much every office available, including England selector and President. She gave the same service to East Anglia. Audrey was a tireless supporter of Women’s cricket at any level, any player from my generation will recall Audrey being at every representative match, senior or junior, and every County Championship, supporting the team(s), sometimes admonishing undignified behaviour, and always, always, selling the fundraising chocolate bars that she had sourced for the WCA. When the Women’s World Cup was last held in England, in 1993, the WCA were struggling with a pitch for the final, and finance. Audrey’s contacts in the world of cricket enabled the final to be held at Lords, and smoothed the way for the BBC to cover the event.
Audrey supported Vagabonds (now Radlett CC) and supported them at every opportunity, when her playing days were over she transported players, and umpired and scored for them. Audrey played for as long as she could at Cricket week, and after her death a memorial match was held in her honour, many international and former internationals made themselves available for this match, such was the warmth and esteem that Audrey was held in
Audrey was awarded an OBE, for her services to Women’s cricket and was one of the first 10 female members of the MCC when the ban on female members was lifted.
 
Norma Whitehorn (24/4/31 – 16/7/14)
 
Norma played cricket for Wallington Ladies CC and Surrey and South of England. She served on the Wallington Ladies committee throughout her time with the club and until its demise in the1990’s. Norma also served on the Surrey WCA committee for many years.
Norma was elected secretary of the Women’s Cricket Association in 1950. In 1960 she was elected treasurer where she stayed until the position was abolished, a new position was created when it became clear that the paid administrator had too much to do, and Norma was duly elected as financial advisor, where she remained until 1982. Norma excelled at looking forward and long term planning, she steered the WCA through running numerous tours and in running the very first World Cup. In 1958 she helped found the IWCC.
In 1977 Norma was awarded the Queens Silver Jubilee Medal for services to Women’s Cricket. Norma was also one of the first 10 female members of the MCC when the ban on female members was lifted.
 
 
 
Jenny Wostrack  (June 1947 – Aug 2013) 
 
Jenny played for Redoubtables CC, Surrey 1st XI and Surrey 2nd XI. Jenny was a left handed middle order bat with a style all of her own, which made bowling at her very awkward. Jenny served on the Surrey WCA committee for many years, and was a director of the Surrey Cricket Board for 2 years.
Jenny was passionate about cricket, and coaching young people in its arts was her great love. She was ahead of her time when she helped  form the ‘Surrey Grasshoppers’, pulling together a group of young girls before they were old enough for the then junior County system. Many ‘Grasshoppers went on to play representative cricket, and nearly all of them carried on their careers to senior county level. Jenny spent most of her free time willingly and freely coaching, managing and generally running  junior cricket for Redoubtables  CC and Surrey.
Jenny represented England at Handball, and her uncle was Sir Frank Worrell.