Danielle Collins and Rebecca
Duckworth Selected for National School Games Teams
LANCASHIRE County Age Group girls under
17's duo Danielle Collins and Rebecca Duckworth have been selected for this
year's School Games teams entered in the national competition by the ECB.
Danielle Collins plays her club cricket at Tottington St Johns CC as a left hand
opening bat. She has scored over 450 runs for the county team this season
including her highest score of 62.
Rebecca Duckworth, aged 16, plays at St Annes CC and Leyland Ladies as a right
hand top order bat and off spin bowler. She has also scored over 450 runs
including a century against Nottinghamshire Girls U17's.
The School Games provides the ECB with a competitive opportunity for high
performing under 17 girls to compete in 3 squads comprising of 39 players. It
also gives the players the experience of a high performance setting in a
prestigious multi sport event with access to wider educational programmes for
athletes, as well as the chance to meet with other competitors across a range of
Neil Redford, Lancashire Girls Under 17's Coach, said:- "This is an
excellent opportunity for Danielle and Rebecca to be selected for this year's
National School Games competition alongside some of the best cricketers at this
age group in the country. Danielle has really taken to opening the batting this
year and has often taken apart the opening bowlers especially in the T20 format.
She has played regularly in the Lancashire Women Second Team and will be looking
to push for First Team squad place in the coming seasons. Rebecca has made some
excellent progress this year particularly after bouncing back from a tough
winter with illness to see her make her Lancashire Women's debut v Middlesex
earlier this season. She has batted in a variety of roles in the top order and
has also stepped in to captain the Under 17s side for the majority of the
season. I'd like to wish them both every success in what should be an excellent
opportunity for them to compete and learn from this high performance setting."
The 3 teams will compete in a Round Robin T20 tournament, at Loughborough,
between Thursday, 31 August 2017 and Sunday, 3 September 2017. Further