Kate Cross: England bowler ‘didn’t know her purpose’ during anxiety struggles

“I didn’t do anything for three days. I just slept and cried.”

Just over two years ago, England women’s bowler Kate Cross looked to have the world at her feet.

She had broken record after record on her way to playing international cricket, becoming the first girl to be accepted into the Lancashire Academy at the age of 15 before becoming the first woman to play in the Central Lancashire League for Heywood in 2015.

The year before, she had become one of the first 18 women to be awarded professional contracts by the England and Wales Cricket Board.

But unbeknown to all who knew her, Cross was struggling with anxiety and depression.  More