Emma Lamb added to England Squad for Sri Lanka tour
Lancashire Thunder and Lancashire Women’s Emma Lamb has been called-up to Heather Knight’s England squad to take on Sri Lanka this month.
The right handed top order batsman joins Thunder’s Danni Wyatt in the England squad. She has been training in Abu Dhabi along with seven other members of the England Women’s Senior Academy and the England squad, as part of a six-day preparation camp for the four-match One-Day International (ODI) series, which gets underway in Colombo tomorrow (Wednesday 9th November).
The Preston based 18-year-old’s addition to the squad to play against Sri Lanka comes after impressing Knight and England Women’s Head Coach, Mark Robinson, in the UAE, and follows a consistent Kia Super League campaign this summer, where she scored 122 runs at an average of just under 25 for Lancashire Thunder.
Lamb has come through the Lancashire Cricket Board’s county age group squads and first represented Lancashire at the Under 11s level. She is now one of two uncapped players in the 15-strong squad, joining Yorkshire and Loughborough Lightning right-arm seamer, Beth Langston.
Jenny Barden, LCB’s Women and Girls Cricket Development Officer, said: “This is the culmination of many years of hard work from Emma, she trains with dedication and leaves no stone un-turned. Being around the England squad abroad will be a great experience for her and I’m sure she will continue to learn, develop and enjoy her cricket. As an opening batter, Emma has also worked relentlessly on her fielding, bowling spin and her strength and conditioning to ensure she offers in every dimension.”
England Women’s Head Coach, Mark Robinson, said: “Emma has really impressed us during the prep camp in Abu Dhabi. She got good runs in the two internal warm-up matches we played there, batting in an unfamiliar position at number six, which has shown to us that she has great versatility. She also delivered a series of strong performances in the Kia Super League this summer, and was the standout batsman on the England Women’s Academy tour to Sri Lanka earlier this year, so she fully deserves this opportunity.
“Her approach to everything so far has been very professional and we are keen to try to build some experience into young players like Emma whenever we can. Being around the senior girls over the next couple of weeks, I am sure she will learn loads, which is the whole idea."