The Hundred: Trent Rockets' Emily Windsor on balancing broadcasting, cricket and working for the NHS

Last update on. From the section The HundredYou might be worried about overdoing it. Emily Windsor's schedule is a good example. It's hectic, but not overwhelming.Windsor worked for the NHS this summer, and broadcast for the BBC. She is also studying to become a physiotherapist.Add to that a debut at Lord's where she made an important catch in deep as the Trent Rockets won their first tournament win. It has been a good few months for the 24-year old.Windsor recalled her last week's outing at Lord's."To make my debut there, and for the Rockets get their first win – it was a special occasion."That ground felt different than anything else. It was almost as if I had lost my mind that I was there. I was able to see my picture and number on the screen. It took me a while to warm up."I was like, 'wow! That's pretty cool!"Windsor, despite the fact that there are 41 women's professionals full-time, is one of many players who juggles multiple careers and dreams of becoming professional cricketer.Windsor is also a member of the Children's Development Service at Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust. The 24-year-old paediatric therapy technician is part of a larger team that focuses on rehabilitation of children with developmental disabilities or injuries.She said that it was a difficult time, and then went on to describe how the Covid pandemic had affected her life outside of cricket.It's what we have all witnessed with Covid in NHS. You're still wearing full PPE even now, which can be really difficult with children... So yeah, it's been quite stressful."As much cricket is my passion, I love playing professionally. It's a very rewarding career that I love and it's something I really enjoy."Windsor is also working for the NHS and studying at Sheffield Hallam University in her physio apprenticeship. Her schedule also allows her to work as a summariser for BBC Test Match Special.This is an amazing balance act. But, something has to give.Windsor adds, "It does not mean I have to skip the odd team coffee," with a dry smile.It can sometimes get overwhelming. It is easy to look at it and feel overwhelmed. My work supports me in these opportunities."I couldn’t give up my job so that I could come and play with the Hundred."I hope that the interest in salaries will increase in future years because there is clearly a demand for people to pay attention. The standard will only increase if more people are able to play professionally.It has been an amazing tournament, especially the women's. It's a fantastic tournament, and I know it has a bright future."Windsor still makes time to visit the ground and is quick acknowledge her importance in passing on her passion for the game to the next generation.She adds, "It is so important to be in a position to give back.""I remember watching men play cricket when I was younger. But to have a female role model that girls can look up to, I believe is very important."I'm always looking for ways to help others when I get the chance. It sticks in my mind because I can still remember getting a shirt after a match when I was younger."Hopefully it inspires them too to do greater things."The ECB's Hundred Rising gives eight aspiring young journalists an opportunity to tell The Hundred men and women's stories through their own eyes.