Last month we ran an article about English Women’s Cricket –The Ruddington Connection and Anna Warren who lives in Ruddington was asked to give her perspective on living here, what is good or not so good and the potential for women’s cricket.
What’s good about living in Ruddington?
For me Ruddington is a great place to live. The village always has a good buzz around it and a good mix of people live here.
I really enjoy the surrounding countryside as this gives me a good opportunity to get out on my bike or to go running – I always feel really lucky that we have this on our doorstep. I also really like the old buildings in the village and think they add real character to the place.
What’s not so good (and what would you do, if anything, to improve it)?
I think we should continue to work hard to preserve the green spaces in our village and where possible enhance them, and ensure there is still enough suitable habitats for wildlife. We currently have a family of hedgehogs in our back garden and it makes you realize how important it is to ensure you leave space for wildlife such as hedgehogs that are in decline!
Good places to eat in the village seems to have grown over the past 5 years however I still think there is space for shops and cafes selling quality, local produce. A farmers market from time to time would also be good.
I know people go on about the traffic but from my point of view, I’m not often here to see it!
Anything else you want to say (within the laws of the land)!
Come and watch some women’s cricket this summer and support the England Women during their T20 world cup campaign this March over in India!
Since the first article about Anna appeared in the last edition, we were contacted by Glynis Boon. Glynis has pointed out that she was the physiotherapist for Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club, based at Trent Bridge, between 1970 and 1979. She remembers local heroes like Derek Randall, and worked at the Test match at Trent Bridge in 1977.
We’ll perhaps hear more from Glynis in a future Newsletter.