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.
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.”