Six of our Sunrisers players have been selected to participate in the School Games taking place this weekend. The school Games is an opportunity for thousands of young rising stars to compete against each other in a variety of different sports, this year It is being held at Loughborough University on Thursday 2nd – Sunday 5th of September.
Cricket has only been part of the School Games since 2017, the ECB select the 39 best U18 female cricketers in the country to come and play against each other at the National cricket performance centre. We are incredibly proud to announce that Issy Routledge, Jazz Westley, Jess Olorenshaw, Grace Scrivens, Florence Miller, and Sonali Patel have been selected for this.
The players will be put into 3 teams of 13, named Brunt, Knight and Sciver (after 3 of the current England women) and each play 3 games, with a winning team crowned on Sunday. It will be a T20 competition and will form part of the observation process for the England women’s academy and will also feed into longer term selection for the U19s women world cup which will take place in Bangladesh, in January 2023. This is an amazing opportunity for the girls to showcase their skills that they have already been exploiting this season.
Issy Routledge is a top order batter and off spinner, she scored 350 runs in 1 week recently, scoring 171 for her county Cambridge and then 179 for her club 2 days later.
Jazz Westley has been making regular contributions with bat and ball being a top order batter and right arm medium pace bowler. Her bowling figures of 5 wickets for 2 runs for Essex U18s were impressive to say the least.
Jess Olorenshaw is a top order batter and wicket keeper, she has had a high score of 102 this season for Essex from 60 balls.
Grace Scrivens and Sonali Patel have not only been involved in the Sunrisers senior team and been playing for their counties, they have also has been involved in the England Academy.
Scrivens is a top order batter scoring a high of 94* this season and best figures of 2/7 for Kent, she was also selected for London Spirit in the Hundred competition.
Patel is a right arm seamer from Middlesex, her best figures this season have been for the Sunrisers with 4 wickets for 40 runs. She also has a high score of 30* for her county.
Florence Miller has also been playing for the Sunrisers Senior team and her County where she is a top order batter. She has been making regular contributions, scoring Academy 50s against Middlesex and South East Stars Academy.
Luke Pomfret, senior regional talent manager says “I’m really proud of the all the girls and these six fully deserve their selections into the School Games this year. They have all worked incredibly hard and shown real quality throughout the year whether that be at Academy or Senior level and this week is another opportunity for them to develop their games and to showcase their skills in a best v best environment”
The Cricket matches will be live streamed on the School Games YouTube channel, and the live scores will also be available on NV play, so tune in and show some support for our Sunrisers girls!
Goodluck all #Riseup