Rowena Mercer

Rowena owns and runs her company The Hire Experts, which specialising in any type of hire equipment for functions nationwide. She sources the best supplier to suit events, from a teaspoon to a fork lift truck, including event planning and management. Prior to this she was Business Development Manager for You Can Hire Ltd where she had worked for 20 years.

Rowena’s love for cricket started when her Dad played for Water Orton in the Midlands where she used to score earning 50p and a bottle of coke! This followed through to her son Elliot who played locally in Halifax. He went on to representative cricket from under 11 to under 17s. This is when Rowena got involved with the Halifax Junior Cricket League and went on to be Junior League Secretary from January 2010 and is due to be standing down at the end of the 2016 season.

Rowena understands what cricket can bring to families. In her experience Elliot played cricket, her daughter Bethaney scored, husband Colin ran the bar and Rowena made the teas.

“Not everyone is as lucky as that but if TCAF can introduce a child or adult to the family of cricket it has got to be a bonus. Playing cricket should be for everyone at any standard it’s a wonderful way to meet new friends.”