CORNWALL teenager Ellie Mitchell has been named in a new-look England Women’s Cricket Academy.

Previously the England Women’s Senior Academy (EWSA) was combined with the England Women’s Academy (EWA) but from now on only one squad has been named, known as the England Women’s Academy.

The purpose of the EWA remains to provide an individualised programme for players and offer support specific to their needs to maximise the chances of transition to the senior squad in the future.

Helston school pupil Mitchell is one of 12 players named in the EWA. Twelve other players have been selected for a winter training squad, which is in place to offer support for players who are currently seen as having the potential to be part of the EWA in the future.

Jonathan Finch, England’s high performance manager for women and girls, said: “Our slight structure change gives us a core group of 24 players who will be involved over the winter and will attend training when it is most appropriate for their development.

“Operating in this way allows us to work more effectively across skill specific disciplines, develop key themes across the winter and raise awareness amongst players about what is required to progress or continue to improve.

“We think it’s a really exciting group with a lot of talent and we hope to help take them on to the next level over the next 12 months.”

England Women’s Academy

Lauren Bell (Berkshire), Hollie Armitage (Yorkshire), Georgia Boyce (Nottinghamshire), Emma Lamb (Lancashire), Charlie Dean (Hampshire), Sophia Dunkley (Surrey), Danielle Gibson (Gloucestershire), Mady Villiers (Essex), Kirstie Gordon (Nottinghamshire), Ellie Mitchell (Cornwall), Amy Gordon (Surrey), Ella McCaughan (Sussex)

Training Squad

Eva Gray (Surrey), Maia Bouchier (Middlesex), Bess Heath (Derbyshire), Sarah Glenn (Derbyshire), Rhianna Southby (Surrey), Issy Wong (Warwickshire), Nat Wraith (Gloucestershire), Leah Dobson (Yorkshire), Ria Fackrell (Warwickshire), Georgia Draper (Yorkshire), Lucia Kendall (Hampshire), Alice Capsey (Surrey), Helen Fenby (Durham)


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