Many congratulations to all five girls who have been selected to play cricket for Surrey: Felicity H, Eliza L and Charlotte B (U11s), Caitlyn B (U12s) and Talulah H (U13s).
The U11 girls were chosen to attend trials by their individual cricket clubs; Felicity plays for Wonersh and Shamley Green, Eliza represents Cranleigh and Charlotte is at Albert Club.
Having already shown potential in cricket based on their club coaches’ knowledge of the sport, Felicity, Eliza and Charlotte had to work through a series of selections to earn their places and have their talents also recognised by Surrey.
Surrey squad winter training started for them in January, ready for the first match this weekend, on 12th May. However, over the summer months the girls will be representing Surrey all around the South East, in Kent, Berkshire and Sussex, amongst other counties.
Caitlyn entered the Surrey County Cricket trials last season as an U11 through Cranleigh Cricket Club. She made it through the trials and spent the year doing the winter training programme and summer matches. As the interest in cricket has grown amongst the girls, so have the numbers and standard for this year’s U12 County Age group trials. Caitlyn was invited to attend and was selected for the winter training squad for the 2019 season.
Following her 10 week winter training programme, Caitlyn will now participate in the 12 week outdoor summer training sessions with hard ball matches being played representing Surrey over the summer. She also played in her first match yesterday in the Inner County Girls U12 match.
Alison Jolly, Director of Sport, says “Well done to Talulah, Caitlyn, Felicity, Eliza and Charlotte. It is a fantastic achievement and wonderful to have five of our CPS girls in Surrey squads. A great start to our girls’ cricket season here at CPS where cricket is now the dominant girls’ summer sport”.