Updated: Nov 15, 2022
Five young Sunrisers stars have been selected for the School Games, which are taking place at the end of this week.
First Team batters Flo Miller, Jess Olorenshaw, and Jodi Grewcock are joined by Academy players Amu Surenkumar and Riva Pindoria in the tournament, with Senior Regional Talent Manager Luke Pomfret also part of the coaching team.
The School Games is a fantastic opportunity for thousands of young rising stars to compete against each other in a variety of different sports. It is being held at Loughborough University from Thursday 1 September through to Sunday 4.
Cricket has featured in the School Games since 2017, and the ECB select three squads of U18 female cricketers to play against each other at the National Cricket Performance Centre.
Miller and Surenkumar will feature for Team Sciver, whilst Grewcock and Pindoria will turn out for Team Brunt. Olorenshaw and Pomfret will be part of Team Knight, and will be looking to retain their title after last year’s victory.
The T20 competition will form part of the observation process for the England Women’s Pathway, and with the U19 World Cup on the horizon, in South Africa at the start of next year, this is a fantastic opportunity for the girls to showcase the talent that they have shown over the season.
Flo Miller made her Sunrisers First Team debut last summer, and featured in every Charlotte Edwards Cup match at the start of the season.
Jodi Grewcock joins her Northamptonshire teammate in the competition, off the back of more Academy runs this season whilst being part of many First Team matchday squads.
Jess Olorenshaw broke into the team in July, immediately showing great maturity and confidence, with the Essex wicketkeeper-batter looking to repeat last year’s victory.
Middlesex all-rounder Amu Surenkumar has impressed at both club and county level, and takes her place in the Team Sciver squad for the tournament.
Riva Pindoria is another young Middlesex bowler, who bowls off-spin and can provide useful runs down the order.
Senior Regional Talent Manager, Luke Pomfret, says: “These five girls have worked extremely hard this summer, and they fully deserve the opportunity to play at the School Games. This week is another exciting chance for them to develop their skills as a cricketer and as a person, showing their ability in a high performing environment.”
The games will be live scored on NV Play, so keep an eye on the Sunrisers Twitter feed for links to those scorecards each day. Good luck to the players for the tournament!