Thunder announces its Academy squad for summer programme
Thunder Cricket is pleased to announce the players who have been selected to join its Academy programme.
Players have been selected for the Thunder Academy from across the North West and are now undertaking a summer programme which consists of training and match opportunities.
Players on the programme will undertake a wide range of sessions, designed to further their development including technical support, tactical awareness and strength and conditioning. The players will also receive both physiotherapy and medical support from Emirates Old Trafford.
The Academy staff will be led by Senior Talent Manager, Jen Barden with support from former Lancashire bowler Kyle Hogg and former England international, Chris Schofield.
Senior Regional Talent Manager – North West, Jen Barden said: "Welcome to all the players from across the region, we are incredibly fortunate to have a great coaching and support team for this group of players.
“The academy journey will be unique for each player and will provide valuable learning, experiences and importantly memories. We couldn’t deliver the weekly programme without the dedication from the players, parents and staff across the programme so thank you.
“We look forward to seeing the players grow and develop through match play and training over the summer.”
2021 Thunder academy squad:
Seren Smale – Wrexham – Right Hand Bat, Wicket Keeper – U16 (North Wales)
Emily Sutton – Rufford – Right Hand Bat – RA Seam – U17 (Lancashire)
Sophia Turner – Read – Right Hand Bat – RA Seam – U18 (Lancashire)
Bethan Robinson – Sandbach – RA Seam – Right Hand Bat – U16 (Cheshire)
Tilly Kesteven – Sandbach – Leg Spin – Left Hand Bat – U16 (Cheshire)
Grace Johnson – Burnley – RA Seam – Right Hand Bat – U16 (Lancashire)
Caitlin McDonald – Oldham – LA Seam – Right Hand Bat – U16 (Lancashire)
Rebekah Barker – Chorley – Wicket Keeper – Right Hand Bat – U19 (Lancashire)
Alice Clarke – Accrington – Wicket Keeper – Left Hand Bat – U19 (Lancashire)
Daisy Mullan – Bolton – Right Hand Bat – Off Spin – U18 (Lancashire)
Grace Michell – Haslington – Leg Spin – Right Hand Bat – U15 (Cheshire)
Amelia Sammons – Oldham – Right Hand Bat – RA Seam – U14 (Lancashire)
Brianna Ray – Bermuda (Residing at Sedburgh School, Cumbria) – RA Seam – Right Hand Bat – U17 (Lancashire)
Olivia Thomas – Heywood – Leg Spin – Right Hand Bat – U17 (Lancashire)
Poppy Donohue – Leigh – RA Seam – Right Hand Bat – U16 (Lancashire)
Liberty Heap – Burnley – Off Spin – Right Hand Bat – U17 (Lancashire)
Olivia Brinsden – Whitehaven – RA Seam – Right Hand Bat – U15 (Cumbria)
Summer Carrington – Leyland – RA Seam – Right Hand Bat – U15 (Lancashire)