The build-up to Christmas for England’s ladies is barely totally different – and hotter – to normal.
They performed the final recreation of their eight-match sequence in opposition to the West Indies on 22 December, and arrived again within the UK on Christmas Eve.
So armed with £10, what would the staff purchase each other for Secret Santa? Who could be the best to purchase for – and the worst?
Which member of the staff could be pleased with 10 kilos’ price of salmon?
Freya Davies, Alice Davidson-Richards, Nat Sciver and Katherine Brunt inform us all we have to know from contained in the England camp within the Caribbean.
What would they purchase one another?
Alice Davidson-Richards takes the primary guess.
“I’ll say Freya would get me some form of novelty mug, you realize the type,” she says. “However with teabags. Clearly.”
“Properly, it might positively be one thing tea-related as a result of she is completely addicted,” Davies agrees. “However she’s posh, so it must be a kind of issues for making loose-leaf tea. I acquired her a whale-shaped one earlier than.”
Davidson-Richards can solely snicker in settlement, however what would she purchase for Davies in return?
“Positively one thing food-related. Most likely a load of cheese, and a kind of big chocolate bars like the scale of her head however customized so it is acquired my title on it,” she reveals.
Nat Sciver continues the meals development, guessing that her spouse Katherine Brunt would purchase her 10 x £1 bars of chocolate.
“I knew she’d need one thing to do with meals,” Brunt says. “However I would hope Nat would get me a tenner’s price of golf balls, as a result of each time we play I find yourself dropping all of ours, which does not go down too properly.”
Who could be the best and hardest to purchase for?
“The simplest to purchase for would positively be Issy Wong,” says Davidson-Richards. “Simply go to the youngsters part of a grocery store and get her a toy. Truthfully, she’d simply be pleased with a tennis ball.”
However who could be probably the most troublesome to please?
“I had Heather Knight as soon as for Secret Santa and it did not go down too properly,” Davies says. “It was one in every of my actually early excursions of ella and we have been each enjoying for Western Storm on the time so I acquired her one thing of ella with a Stormtrooper on.
“She simply did not get it, in order that was a bit awkward. That is one I would wish to keep away from once more!”
“I believe Katherine [Brunt] could be arduous one to purchase for,” says Davidson-Richards. “As a result of something she desires, she’ll have purchased it herself. So no matter you do get, she’ll in all probability moan about it.”
How does Brunt herself react to this suggestion?
“Impolite! I am truly very straightforward to please. Amy Jones could be the best. Tenner’s price of sweets, perhaps rhubarb and custards.
“I believe somebody like Freya Kemp could be hardest, one of many new recruits. She additionally appears to have every thing.”
“Lauren Winfield-Hill could be powerful. She’s acquired very excessive requirements,” Sciver suggests.
“Oh, yeah. I would in all probability simply get her a great deal of salmon. That is actually all she ever eats.”
Who could be the most probably to recycle a present?
With none hesitation, Davies and Davidson-Richards drop Brunt’s title as soon as once more when requested who could be most probably to return a present.
However when it comes to giving the reward out once more to another person, they recommend Sciver.
“Nat would do this, however she’d do it rather well so that you’d by no means guess that is what she’d carried out,” says Davidson-Richards.
“I am simply environmentally aware, that is all,” Sciver replies. “However no, if something, I would be extra more likely to be well mannered and say I like it once I actually do not!”
“Tammy [Beaumont] and Heather [Knight] are the opposite eco-conscious ones, so perhaps a kind of two,” Brunt says. “Though Heather would simply say outright that she hates it so it may the charity store – and so would I!”
Who would you least wish to get you?
“I am unsure I would need Maia Bouchier to get me,” Davidson-Richards laughs. “On the aircraft right here, we established that we’re on very totally different wavelengths when she was studying Charles Dickens.
“I would need one thing enjoyable, so I am attempting to think about somebody who would not go along with that.”
And Davies gives a uncommon praise to Brunt.
“She would get you one thing helpful. Since you reside in an undecorated home, she may get you one thing like that.”
“That is true. I would recognize that greater than some Dickens.”
“I like surprises,” says Sciver. “So I would not need somebody who is aware of me too properly. Deano [Charlie Dean] could be more likely to get a prank current, she’s a little bit of a joker.”
“Glenny [Sarah Glenn] could be probably the most totally different to me, clearly,” says Brunt. “She could not convey her nail bar on this tour, she did not have sufficient room as a result of she packed about fourteen bikinis.”
And after revealing these truths about their teammates, there have been a couple of different revelations dropped in.
Davidson-Richards outed herself because the most probably to go away it till the final minute, whereas Sciver and Brunt additionally voted for themselves.
Issy Wong was chosen by all 4 because the most probably to need one thing cricket associated, though Davidson-Richards admitted she may additionally fall in to that class, as may Tammy Beaumont.
“Lauren Bell would completely hate to get one thing cricket associated,” Davies says. “She’d need one thing glam. Ecclestone would hate it too, she’d need one thing to do with golf.”
However no matter Secret Santa items, the staff go in to their Christmas break boosted by an unbeaten tour of the West Indies and in high-quality kind forward of their subsequent problem, the T20 World Cup in South Africa in February.
Let’s simply hope there may be loads of tea, salmon and sufficient room for Sarah Glenn to pack her nail bar!