Teenager selected for county cricket squad

Teenager selected for county cricket squad

by Henry James (May 2021)

A CROSBY teenager has been selected for the Lancashire U13 cricket squad, just three years after taking up the sport for the first time.

Eve Hannaway has become the first player to represent Hightown St Mary's Cricket Club at county level since its women's and girls section was formed in 2019. Eve, who attends Formby High School, was selected after trials were held across Lancashire and Merseyside in April, and has already joined up with her county team mates for training.

The Year 8 student, a specialist leg spinner who enjoys batting, can now look forward to county opposition in the form of Yorkshire, Cheshire and Cumbria this summer, alongside her playing commitments for Hightown in women's, girls and boys cricket.

Proud Dad Chris, said: "Eve was delighted when she found out about her selection and we're really proud of her. It's testament to the hard work she has put in over the last couple of years, combined with the great support she has had from the coaching team at Hightown St Mary's."

Head of Women's and Girls Cricket, Priya Patel, added: "Eve's progress has been amazing. She is a very talented player who takes everything in her stride. In particular I would also like to thank our club professional, Tatenda Taibu, for the work he has done to develop her cricket. We are very excited for the future of our club and, as the only one in Sefton offering competitive hardball cricket for girls, we hope this will act as a springboard for further growth and success."

Hightown St Mary's are actively recruiting women's and girls players of all ages and abilities. If you would like to find out more contact hightownhurricanes@gmail.com

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