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Ellie Scoops St Helens Award

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Ellie Scoops St Helens Award

Ellie Threlkeld was the winner of the St Helens Young Sports Person of the Year Award.

Congratulations to Ellie Threlkeld who won this year’s St Helens Young Sports Person of the Year Award. The award was presented at the annual Sports Club Conference at the St Helens Town Hall on Tuesday night.

Ellie who is 14, has played for Lancashire since 11 and has represented the St Helens District teams at both boys and girls level. Ellie plays her local cricket at Rainford CC where she plays in both junior and senior teams alongside and against her male counterparts. She plays womens cricket for St Helens Women in the midweek women's league. Ellie has progressed quickly over the last 18 months after taking up wicket keeping at 13 she helped the U13s become National Champions in 2012. Ellie was then selected for the England Womens Development Programme (EWDP) at U15 level for the winter of 2012/13. Ellie's contribution of 465 runs during the 2013 season ensured her selection for the summer competition phase for EWDP U15s. Ellie stepped up to Lancashire's U17s and in her debut game scored 85*. Ellie has recently been selected again for the EWDP U15 winter programme, a sign of her continued efforts both on the pitch and off it.

Ellie said: "I can’t believe I’ve won this award, I feel very honoured but I couldn’t of won it without the help and support I’ve received from Rainford CC, Rainford High School, St Helens Council and Cricket Development Group”. Also thank you to the Lancashire Cricket Board and their coaches who have helped me progress onto the England Development pathway. I would especially like to thank Jenny Laycock and Chris Chambers who have coached me since I was 11."

Jen Laycock Women and Girls CDO added: "Ellie deserves this award for her hard work over the last 2 years, she has worked hard to take on a new skill and now excels behind the stumps. Her batting has developed allowing her to contribute big scores in key games. Her character see's her relish a challenge and Ellie will go far with this attitude. Congratulations on the award and we hope to see Ellie representing not only St Helens but Women's cricket at the Merseyside Awards."

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