‘I finish cricket, have two days’ rest, then switch to rugby’: Precious Marange on her Zimbabwe caps

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The top cricketer and rugby player talks about being a role model, juggling two teams and her journey from housemaid to playing for her country

Representing your country in one sport is quite an achievement. Doing so in two is exceptional. Precious Marange plays both cricket and rugby for Zimbabwe’s women’s teams – while holding down a full-time job, being a mother and supporting her wider family.

Marange, 39, is one of the older players in the Eagles women’s cricket team and a role model for a new generation of Zimbabwean sportswomen. At Sunrise Sports Club, about three miles west of central Harare, her voice can be heard bellowing instructions to players bowling under the watchful eye of their coach.

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