Leicestershire Vixens players Lucy Higham, Una Paramjothy and Collette Wale have been selected in the new look England Women and Girls pathway structure.
Lucy has been selected in the England Women’s Academy squad, after spending a year in the development programme and being part of the Loughborough Lightning squad in the new Kia Super League.
Lucy, who is in her first year at Loughborough University, came through the age groups at Leicestershire and has been a regular fixture in the Leicestershire Vixen’s side. Her all round abilities saw her strike 60 against Essex, and take 12 wickets at 19.25 with her testing off spin in the 2016 campaign and is arguably one of the best fielders around, taking some near impossible catches this year!
Collette and Una have been selected to be part of the Loughborough Lightning Development Programme, named the Loughborough Sparks.
Each Kia Super League team has taken on an ECB regional development centre under their host name and will aim to develop and support their cohort of players potentially towards England pathways.
Una, who has just started her studies at Leeds University had a great year with the ball. Her ability to swing the ball late helped her take 12 wickets for the Vixens at 15.42, including 4-34 against a strong Worcestershire batting line up.
Collette is still in the Leicestershire county age groups and like Una had a fantastic season with the ball taking 32 wickets for the U17s and Women’s teams respectively, at an average of just 11.25. She also scored her first 50 for the U17s this year.
We wish Lucy, Collette and Una all the best in their respective squads and look forward to see their progression over the years.
PHOTOS – STEVE HODGKIN / Credit – CHADWICKS – LCCC 2016 – Ladies Portraits