Leicestershire Women have been given a boost to their squad ahead of their first season in the ECB Women’s County Championship Division 2.

Cricket Victoria’s Kirsty Lamb arrives from Australia in April and will look to make an immediate impact in the kirsty lambteam’s pre-season match against Loughborough University before taking on Nottinghamshire in their first league game on Sunday 1st May.

Kirsty was part of the inaugural and highly successful Women’s Big Bash League in Australia, turning out for the Melbourne Renegades – “I am extremely excited to get over to the UK this summer and play with Leicestershire. It will be a great experience living in a different country for 3 months, get myself around and explore England.”

The left arm seamer, who also captains her club side Plenty Valley, is keen to put in some performances for her new team, “I’m trying not to put too much pressure on myself coming over but understand I need to dominate the game with both bat and ball. Hopefully I can open the bowling and take advantage of the new ball and chip in with some runs.”

Leicestershire Women’s coach Tom Leonard believes it is an exciting time for squad, “The team have been training really hard over the winter and are really looking forward to the challenge of playing in a higher division and against some top county sides. It is fantastic that we have been able to add Kirsty to the ranks, who will help strengthen what is a talented and highly ambitious squad. We are all looking forward to welcoming Kirsty to Leicestershire in April”.

 

To keep up to date with Leicestershire Women and their season you can follow them on Twitter or view their results on play cricket.