At just 21 years old, Matthews plays far beyond her youth opening the batting
for West Indies and often being the first change bowler.
A number of that famous Lidgett Lane side are still around and one of them, Darren Hinchliffe, is still opening the batting
and doing his bit with the ball for Meltham.
"Yes, I love opening the batting
but if not then I'm still happy," he said.
Lancashire won the toss and elected to field first with Helen Fenby and Venetia Bradley opening the batting
Middlesbrough-born Matt Renshaw made 39 not out opening the batting
He said: "I love opening the batting
with Calum and we work well together.
Garurav Suneel opening the batting
scored 39, while Samir Gurjar remained unbeaten on 31 and Younus Shafi chipped in with 23.
Elgar further said that he is more at home opening the batting
as he has done it for 90-odd first-class games, adding that that it is a little extra motivation in the right direction.
It's something that I'm very comfortable with, opening the batting
. I've done it for a number of years."
The England youngster also insists he can handle the pressure of opening the batting
in Nottingham next week.
Burnham then completed an impressive all-round display by opening the batting
and scored 33, as Durham reached their target for the loss of only two wickets with 17 overs in hand.
On a cold and dark April evening Mills and Reeve batted first and scored 123-5 with John Tickle opening the batting
and hitting 35 before retiring.