Born on 4th June 1998, the first captain of the Vanuatu T20 International women’s team, Rachel Andrew.
Rachel is a right-hand batter and right-arm fast-medium bowler and has been representing Vanuatu since 2014 and has been their leading allrounder.
In 2018 Vanuatu gained official status for T20 Internationals and it had been in the T20 format that the team had been playing other regional sides – Papua New Guinea, Japan, Samoa, Fiji among them. From July 2019 Rachel led the team.
There is a drive by Vanuatu Cricket Association to use the sport in helping to solve health and social issues for women. The Women’s Island Cricket Programme began in 2012 and has players from age 15 to 90. Cricket here is being used as a force for good in the community and Rachel is at the forefront of that movement.
On the official side of things, Rachel has played in 18 T20 Internationals for Vanuatu and is the all-time leading run scorer for Vanuatu.