Emily Windsor made her debut for the Trent Rockets in front of a 10,000 strong crowd on Thursday, including a number of members of her family.

The first innings saw a Rachel Priest masterclass blistering 76 off just 42 balls to set a total of 151 – which was 18 runs beyond the reach of the London Spirit.  

In response, Windsor played her part holding on to a catch at deep square leg off Heather Graham to depart the threatening Chloe Tryon.

“To be honest I don’t think it really has sunk in,” said Windsor.

"It's just so hard to explain the feeling that you get playing there and obviously having a big crowd in and people talk about that Lord’s chatter and it really is a thing, like you can hear the crowds in the field."

“To get our first win there, the first win on the board is special for the Rockets.

“Contributing to the team is nice, but also the main thing was us working as a team and getting that win on the board.

“Priesty [Rachel Priest] was fantastic with the bat and I think when you’re a middle order batter and your top order are striking it like that you have to appreciate what they’re doing.

“It would’ve been nice to bat at Lord's but at the same time we put a fantastic total on the board and our batters really performed.”

“I personally had quite a lot of support there, before I even knew I was making my debut my family had already planned to come to Lords because it’s such a special ground,” she added.

“I had my family there, I had my cousins, my uncle and aunty who I haven’t seen in ages because of Covid. So, they were all there and I got to see them after."

Also in the Lord’s crowd was Monday’s recipient of a signed team shirt, Flo, who travelled over three hours to watch her hero Windsor at Trent Bridge.

“It’s really nice to be inspiring those younger players because ultimately that’s what the competition is about,” said Windsor.

“They want families there, they want friends there and I think the women’s game has really shown what we can do and hopefully we can be the role models to those younger girls that we potentially didn’t have when we were younger.”

Looking ahead to Birmingham Phoenix on Sunday, Windsor is hopeful of taking the field alongside her Rockets counterparts once again.

“Every game is going to be exciting, and I imagine you’ll have those same kind of nerves because of you’ve got the crowds there,” she said.

“Every game in this competition is so important so the main thing is I want to go out there and do a good job for my team and hopefully the rockets keep on winning, and we can keep that momentum rolling right to the end of the competition.”

In Rockets team news, Georgia Davis comes in as a temporary replacement player for Lucy Higham (concussion).