Cricketers Katherine Brunt and Nat Sciver announce engagementOctober 11, 2019
England women cricketers Natalie Sciver and Katherine Brunt get engaged 18 months after first getting together on the night they won the World Cup
- Sciver and Brunt first became partners after World Cup victory in July 2017
- Brunt popped question to Sciver 18 months later on New Year’s Eve 2018
- They revealed the news in an interview on National Coming Out Day today
- Brunt’s Christian parents ‘don’t believe in the way I choose to live my life’
England women cricketers Natalie Sciver and Katherine Brunt announced their engagement today, two years after getting together.
The pair revealed they first became partners hours after a gripping World Cup final victory over India at Lord’s in North London in July 2017.
Brunt then popped the question to all-rounder Sciver 18 months later on New Year’s Eve last year, and they revealed the news on National Coming Out Day today.
Nat Sciver (right) announced her engagement to Katherine Brunt (left) on Instagram today, writing alongside three photos: ‘Welcome to our wine and magazine party #ISaidYes’
Brunt (left) popped the question to all-rounder Sciver (left) on New Year’s Eve last year
Brunt and Sciver (above) are due to play alongside each other for Trent Rocket next year
Fast bowler Brunt revealed she has faced difficulties because her Christian parents ‘don’t believe in the way I choose to live my life’, but she insisted: ‘They still love me.’
On their decision to wait to make the relationship public, 34-year-old Brunt told the Guardian today: ‘My parents are different to Natalie’s.
‘They are quite Christian so it is not something that is done and that’s why it has held me back. They don’t believe in the way I choose to live my life, basically.
‘So it has been quite difficult. Having to tell my parents was really difficult because I care a lot about them so it was something I put off for a long, long time.
‘But as I have got older, I have seen sense and realised that it is not about that, it is about being yourself and living life properly. My parents love me: there is no questioning that.
Sciver reaches her 50 and is congratulated by Brunt during the Women’s World Cup between England and India at Lord’s Cricket Ground in North London
Brunt poses for a selfie with team-mates after winning the Women’s World Cup in July 2017
‘They will always be there for me and support me. They are still my parents and they still love me, so it is a compromise I have to take but I am OK with that.’
Sciver, 27, announced the engagement on Instagram, writing next to three photos: ‘Welcome to our wine and magazine party #ISaidYes #Mrs&Mrs #Bridesmaids.’
The two had been housemates for four years before their relationship became official in the home dressing room at the Home of Cricket, with Brunt recalling she ‘knew it was right’ when she asked Sciver to be her girlfriend.
Brunt and Sciver are due to play alongside each other for Trent Rockets in the inaugural edition of The Hundred next year.
Then, following a series in India next September, they will return to the Chamonix Valley where Brunt proposed to get married.
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