College Students Make Northern Diamonds Academy
Congratulations to three of our Yorkshire Cricket College students who have been selected for the Northern Diamonds’ Academy, 15 player squad for the 2021 season.
Grace Hall, Jess Woolston and Phoebe Turner have all been selected following observations sessions and match practice scenarios.
The Northern Diamonds Academy squad consists of players between the ages of 15 to 19-years-old predominantly from the Yorkshire, Durham and Northumberland regions.
Speaking on her selection Jess Woolston commented,
During my time at the college, i have been able to develop my cricket skills even further as a player. This is due to the extra hours of coaching sessions we have a week and the support we receive off of the coaches. As a result of this, i have been able to participate in amazing opportunities and become a part of the Northern Diamonds Academy.”
Grace Hall spoke on her selection,
All the coaches have been so welcoming and understanding towards myself. They keep helping me improve in all aspects to my game, due to lots of engagement and communication. This has helped me prepare for trials, that have become successful.
The academy will focus on developing girls into cricketers capable of representing the Northern Diamonds and hopefully England.
Northern Diamonds’ academy squad will be adhering to COVID restrictions throughout the summer, being limited to matches against other regional academies, such as North West Thunder, Loughborough Lightning, Central Sparks and Southern Vipers. Other matches in the offing include Scotland, a multi-day festival in July and internal games with the senior Diamonds squad.
2021 ACADEMY SQUAD
Madeleine Atkinson (Durham/North East Warriors)
Ciara Boaden (Northumberland/North East Warriors)
Mary Butler (Durham/North East Warriors)
Grace Hall (Yorkshire)
Lucy Hughes (Durham/North East Warriors)
Trudy Johnson (Durham/North East Warriors)
Lucy Lindley (Yorkshire)
Emma Marlow (Yorkshire)
Emily Naylor (Warwickshire/North East Warriors/Durham University)
Ellie Nightingale (Yorkshire)
Harriet Robson (Northumberland/North East Warriors)
Lizzie Scott (Northumberland/North East Warriors)
Ellie Tiffin (Northumberland/North East Warriors)
Phoebe Turner (Yorkshire)
Jessica Woolston (Yorkshire)
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