Wellington School Pupils Selected for County and International Cricket Squads

14 Aug 2019

Cricket for girls at Wellington School is going from strength to strength with county selection for 3 girls and one former pupil and an international player!

Congratulations to Niamh Holland in Year 9 and Sixth Former Daisy Jeanes who have been selected to play for Somerset Women against Wales and Durham at Taunton Vale Cricket Club. These two fixtures are both 50 over fixtures and form part of the ECB Division 2 Championship.

The two players will be joined in the squad by Old Wellingtonian, Cassie Coombes, who is currently studying Ancient History and English Literature at Leeds University.

In addition, Year 11 cricketer Olivia Churcher has been officially selected to play for Devon Women after her debut last year. The team’s 1st 50 over game is this Sunday vs Durham and the second game on Monday v Wales.

Moving up to an even higher level, Year 9 girl Alisa Scantlebury spent the Easter playing at international level for the Barbados Ladies Team!

Niamh, Olivia, Daisy and Cassie have all been supported by the Wellington School Sports and Wellbeing Department in their cricket with particular input from Head of Cricket, Paul Lawrence and former England Ladies player and Wellington School Sports Coach, Caroline Foster.

Niamh, at age 14 is the youngest player to represent Somerset Women in the era of professional contracts for women cricketers.

Photo Caption: Alisa Scantlebury  – Barbados Ladies Cricket