Thunder set for 2021 Regional Academy Festival
Everything you need to know ahead of this weekend's Regional Academy Festival which will see Thunder compete in a range of formats at Shrewsbury School
Thunder Academy squad: Seren Smale, Tilly Kesteven, Briana Ray, Bethan Robinson, Emily Sutton, Grace Michell, Liberty Heap, Sophia Turner, Olivia Thomas, Amelia Sammons, Daisy Mullan, Grace Johnson, Olivia Brinsden, Alice Clarke, Rebecca Duckworth
Injuries and COVID-19 isolations have meant the following players are not able to attend the Festival: Caitlin McDonald, Poppy Donohue, Summer Carrington, Rebekah Barker
Regional Academy Festival 2021 Fixtures:
Friday 23 July – 35 over game @ 1.30pm, Thunder vs Vipers
Saturday 24 July – 50 over game @ 10.30am, Thunder vs Lightning
Sunday 25 July – T20 game @ 10am Thunder vs Storm
Sunday 25 July - 100 Ball @ 2.30pm, Thunder vs Storm
Live scorecards and video from the matches will be available here: live.nvplay.com/ecb/
Jen Barden, Senior Regional Talent Manager for the North West said: "The Regional Academy Festival is a great learning experience for the players, for some the first time away from home playing multiple days of cricket, the opportunity to reflect on a day’s play and give them a go the following day is crucial in developing players to perform at the next level.
"They will have the opportunity to play against the Vipers, who due to geography we don’t often play in stand alone fixtures, along with a range of formats giving different challenges and exposure to situations driving the learning and development aspect.
"Across the three days and throughout the summer, players will be exposed to performance behaviours and the Thunder values, challenging them to assess their own values, way of approaching situations and their thought processes.
"There have been a lot of people involved in making the Festival happen for these players, a huge thank you to them and to their parents and guardians for the roles they play in giving the girls the opportunities.
"The girls will enjoy three days of cricket, make valuable on and off the pitch memories and will continue their season post-Festival with games against Scotland, Lightning and Diamonds in the coming weeks."