10 Lancashire Girls Get the Call
England Womens Development Programme is the first rung on the National ladder for the girls, 10 of those selected at U15 and U19 are Lancashire players.
The England Women's Development Programme (EWDP) runs at U15 and U19 level, the girls selected in these squads attend training camps in the winter and take part in summer festival competition. Lancashire have developed over the past 3 years a growing group of girls who are part of these programmes. This group for 2013/14 camps has grown to 10 players.
EWDP U15 Squad
Eleanor Threlkeld (15)- A top order bat and wicket keeper who has played in the U15, U17s, U19s and 1st X1 T20 in 2013. She plays her cricket at Rainford CC and St Helens Women, she attends Rainford High School and is a keen footballer representing Liverpool. 2nd year EWDP U15s
Shachi Pai (15)- A top order bat who bowls medium pace, she has represented U15, U17, U19s and 1st X1 T20 in 2013. Shachi plays here cricket at Astley Bridge CC and represents Bolton Women and Darwen Women. Shachi attends Ladybridge High School in Bolton. 2nd year EWDP U15s
Hannah Jones (15) - Left arm spinner, middle order RH bat who has represented U15, U17 and U19 in 2013. Hannah plays her cricket at Denton St Lawrence CC and represents Stalybridge St. Pauls Women. 2nd year EWDP U15s
Erin Staunton-Turner (14) - Left arm medium pace bowler, middle order RH batter. Erin has represented U13 and U15 development in 2013. She plays her cricket for Ormskirk CC and Ormskirk Women. Erin attends Ormskirk School and represents Everton at football also.
Lucy Staunton-Turner (14) - Right arm off spin, top order bat who has represnted U13 and U15 development in 2013. She plays her cricket for Ormskirk CC and Ormskirk Women. Lucy attends Ormskirk School and represents Everton at football also.
EWDP U19 Squad
Bhumika Doshi (18) - Right arm medium pace bowler, top order batter who has represented at U17, U19 and 1st X1 during 2013. Bhumika plays her cricket at Egerton CC, Bolton Women and Darwen Women. She is currently at Bolton College doing her A levels, she represents her college at a variety of sports. A level 1 coach who is keen to progress with her coaching.
Georgia Holmes (17) - Right arm medium pace bowler, middle order batter who has represented at U17, U19 and 1st X1 during 2013. Georgia is on loan from Cumbria and 2014 will be her 2nd year at Lancashire. 2nd year at EWDP U19s.
Emma Lamb (16) - Top order batter, medium pace bowler who has represnted at U15, U17, U19 and 1st X1 in 2013. Emma plays her cricket at Leyland CC and Vernon Carus Women. Emma is the current LCB Girls PLayer of the Girls 2013 along with scoring over 1000 County runs she scored her maiden hundred for the senior womens side.
Rachel Dickinson (16) - Right arm medium pace bowler, middle order batter who has represented at U15, U17 and U19 in 2013. Rachel plays her cricket at Ormskirk CC, Bolton Women and Ormskirk Women. She attends Ormskirk School and has made the step up this time from EWDP U15 to EWDP U19s, a great achievement.
Nalisha Patel (16) - Right arm off spinner, middle order batter who has represented at U15, U17, U19 and 1st X1 in 2013. Nalisha plays her cricket at Horwich RMI CC and Bolton Women. She attends Bolton School Girl's Division and represents the school at various sports. 2nd year at EWDP U19s.
Jen Laycock (Women and Girls Cricket Development Officer), 'this is a great achievement for all of these girls, a reward for their hard work during winter programmes and turning that into performances on the pitch. ECB are moving fast and have developed a robust programme for these girls to take part in during the winter, along with a week long competition during the summer time. The U19s also have the chance to play individual fixtures and gives the girls plenty of chance to impress, challenge themselves and experience different environments.'
We wish these girls the best of luck in the EWDP, they will develop as cricketers and as people over the winter whilst experiencing new ways of training.