Nalisha and Emma gain recognition
2 girls have been selected to represent England Women's Development Programme U15 in 2012
Congratulations to Nalisha Patel and Emma Lamb who have just been selected to represent England Women's Development Programme (EWDP) at U15 level in 2012. The EWDP competition takes the place of the 'super 2's' and takes place at Brighton College on 6th June for 3 days. The players involved are deemed to be the top girls at U15 level in the Country with EWDP U15 the first rung on the England Women's Player Pathway. They will take part in 3 games and a programme of workshops over the 3 days.
Nalisha (14) plays junior cricket at Horwich RMI, senior womens cricket for Bolton Women and attends Bolton School Girl's division. Right Hand top order bat and right arm off spin bowler, Nalisha had a great season in 2011 for U13 County girls scoring 301 runs in 9 innings, taking 16 wickets and 4 catches which resulted in her gaining Girls Player of the Year. Nalisha trained through the winter with Emerging Players (EPP) and has worked extremely hard on all aspects of her game. Her hard work paid off when she was selected to train with the U17 and 1st X1 squad through pre-season.
Emma Lamb (14) who will be in her second year with EWDP U15s, plays her junior and senior womens cricket at Vernon Carus CC. She is an opening batter who scored 359 runs in 12 innings with an average of 44.88. Emma also bowls medium pace and picked up 8 wickets with a best of 5 for 5 vs Yorkshire. Emma topped the catching table with 10 catches, taking 5 in one game. Emma was part of the EPP this winter and worked hard on her technical game. She is a compact batter who has the patience to build an innings, pick up singles and plan a run chase. Emma was also rewarded with an invite to train with U17s and 1st X1 on pre-season.
Jen Laycock (W&GCDO) 'A just reward for the hard work both girls have put in over the winter months and this is backed up with stats from last season. Both girls have benefitted fom involvement with the 1st X1 training sessions and if they continue to work hard, put performances in and show determination like they have they will be high up on the list for 1st X1 places.' I wish them both the best of luck in the competition and hope they gain something from the experience.'