Future bright for girls’ cricket at Lowerhouse

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LOWERHOUSE CC are celebrating county call-ups for several of their girls.

Top of the tree are Maddy White and Hannah Till, who have recently returned from a five-county competition in Dubai. The tour was for the Under 19 age group, but the girls (pictured) are under 16 and under 17 respectively.

Hannah is an opening bat and wicket keeper and received praise for her batting in Dubai.

Maddy is an all-rounder and excellent fielder.

At Under 15 level, Lowerhouse have three girls.

Under 15 Jessica Nixon is a fast bowler whose batting is also flourishing.

Under 14 all-rounder Georgia Clough, an outstanding prospect, has been a county player for a number of years and has been selected a year ahead.

Having only broken into the county Under 13s last season, Becky Jo Gorton has excelled in also being selected a year early.

A quick bowler, Becky’s batting is developing nicely.

Becky is the granddaughter of local league legend Steve Gee.

Also in the wicket keeping mould is Georgie Holt who has been selected for the Under 13s. Also a very capable batsman, Georgie has also done very well to get into the team a year early.

Youngest of the quintet is Liberty Heap-Gibbons who has been selected for the County 11s despite being only an Under 9.

Liberty has been taught well at home by first teamer Ben Heap.

Cricket manager Stan Heaton described her as one of the most technically-correct nine-year-olds he had ever seen.

Heaton said: “Make no mistake; these girls are the equal if not better than most of boys in their age groups.”