Hat-trick for Ashington girls

Ellie Taylor, Sophie Charlton and Ella Lillico, in their first season of playing hard ball cricket with Ashington, made their debuts for Northumberland U15s in a clash which they won handsomely against Shropshire, writes Brian Bennett.

Thursday, 8th August 2019, 1:55 pm
Updated Monday, 12th August 2019, 5:54 pm
Ellie, Sophie and Ella.

Ella scored an unbeaten 26; Ellie took 1-19 from three overs, whilst Sophie ended with 0-22 from five overs, but scooped two catches.

The girls’ team at Ashington, who play in the Northumberland Cricket Board’s development division, are coached by Michael Thewlis.

He said: “We have had boys representing Northumberland at all county levels and it’s great for the club to have players turning out for the county, but I was especially delighted that we had three girls in the county side.”