Kiera Heslam

Date of Birth: 15/03/1998

Occupation: Professional Footballer

Debut for club:  18/06/2009 v Oakley, at home 

Indoor debut:  28/10/2011  for Hursley Pk ‘C’ v Hursley Pk ‘A’ at Eastleigh

Batting style: Left Hand Bat

Bowling style: Left Arm Bowler

Fielding position:  Wicketkeeper 

1st XI Squad Number: 76

Overseas with HP: Dublin 2015, La Manga 2016

Representative Honours: Hampshire age groups and seniors

Medals: 

Hampshire Cricket League Winner  2013, 2015

Hampshire Sixes Winner  2015

Ickenham Sixes Winner  2014, 2015, 2016

                        

 

 

                        

South Hants Indoor League Winner 2016 

South Hants Indoor Cup Winner 2016 

Serious Cricket League Winner  2013, 2014  

Indoor:

Kiera joined us as a junior and played her first senior game in 2009 at the age of eleven (it was allowed then!), going on to play two Hampshire League games in that season.

In 2012 she established herself in the Hampshire League team, and in the following year scored a maiden 50 against Aldershot, following that up with 46 against Alton in the next game. By this time she had taken up wicket-keeping, and took the gloves in a Southern Premier League game at Finchley. A really good athlete, and probably the quickest we have ever had between the wickets, she ran most of her partners ragged, but found a good ally in Sian, one of the few who could keep up with her, and they shared many successful partnerships for both HP and Hampshire.

In 2015 Kiera scored two 90s in a week for Hampshire under 17s, but reached the elusive century for our 2s on the following Sunday against Burridge. In that year she picked up her second Hampshire League winners medal.

She also played regularly indoors for us during her early years and had a season in the A team at Eastleigh in 2015/16. She also skippered the side at Dummer in an incredible win against Yateley (click here to read more about that memorable match)

In 2017 Kiera moved to the USA to take up a football scholarship, and she now has a professional contract in Cyprus. Her appearances for us in recent years have been sparse as a result, but she is hoping to be back in the UK for part of this season to extend her lead as the leading left-handed batter that we have ever had.