Date of Birth: 14/06/1997
Occupation: Physiotherapist/ Professional Cricketer
Debut for club: 20/04/2013 v Loughborough, away
Indoor debut: 16/12/2012 v Burridge at Eastleigh
Batting style: Right Hand Bat
Bowling style: Right Arm Bowler
Nickname: Kiddo or Winnie
1st XI Squad Number: 70
Kit Number: 4
Representative Honours: Hampshire age groups and Seniors, Southern Vipers
Southern Premier League Winner 2019
Kia Summer Smash Winner 2019
Hampshire Cricket League Winner 2013
Ashford 8s Winner 2018
South Hants Women’s League Winner 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
South Hants Women’s Cup Winner 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019
Serious Cricket League Winner 2017
Indoor Player of the Year 2017
Player of the Year 2019
Fielder of the Year 2020
Emily Windsor was already a highly regarded young cricketer when she joined us in 2012, having previously played her club cricket in the boy’s section at Havant. As a fresh-faced youngster in the squad she was soon handed the nickname ‘Kiddo’ – replacing Dani Ransley who had been the previous incumbent. The thought process at the time was that the name should always apply to the youngest in the team, but in Emily’s case the name stuck and she is still known by it today.
Kiddo was a quick bowler when she joined us, and produced a fivefer at Bexley in her first season. It is as a batter however that she soon made an impact, and continues to do so. She made three half centuries in her debut season and the following year struck 147 in a Hampshire League game against Langley Manor, at that point the record score for the club. She failed however to make a regular impact in the 1s until she hit some real batting form in the second half of the 2016 season, when successive score of 51, 53, 41 and 40 helped us on a winning run which turned that year around.
2017 was the year that Kiddo really established herself as a leading batter at HP in the number 4 slot, a six-innings streak producing five half-centuries and a maiden Premier League ton – posting 147 for the second time in a memorable knock at St.Lawrence, when she did not come to the crease until the 20th over. Her form helped us to runners up spot in the league.
By now she was a regular for Hampshire and in addition earned a contract for Southern Vipers – but a combination of that and an injury sustained at Finchley restricted her to just four Southern League appearances for us in 2018.
2019 was the most memorable year in the club’s history – and Kiddo played a leading part. Her century that produced an unlikely and memorable win at Finchley was the finest innings by an HP player (click here to read more), a real captain’s knock (she had taken over the reins in the 50 over format) that helped set up our Premier League winning season. At the Oval in September she saw us home in both games to earn the Player of the Day award as we lifted the Kia Summer Smash.
As the country entered its first lockdown in 2020, Kiddo was a driving force in the running of the Quarantine Cup, and ran the weekly online competition for the club which saw over 80 female players taking part. In the latter part of the year she was memorably part of the Southern Vipers team that lifted the Rachel Heyhoe Flint Trophy, making vital runs in the final. In a restricted number of games for the club that summer she took four catches in a match at Alton, a club record for a fielder.
Now a qualified physiotherapist, who is also a professional cricketer, Kiddo has proved inspirational to youngsters and seniors alike at our club and has played a leading role in our story.