Lightning Cricket trio return for 2019

Georgia Adams, Sarah Glenn and Jo Gardner will be back for Lightning’s 2019 campaign. All three were season regulars last year and will bolster this year’s squad.

Georgia Adams inspired by her father and former cricketer Chris Adams will be looking to cement her status as a top order batsman. The former Loughborough student has a strong affinity representing Lightning enjoying fond memories of her student days whilst appreciating the world class facilities Loughborough University hosts. Adams has been a core player and is quoted as a ‘stylish, showy batsman’. In May, Adams became the youngest player to reach 100 senior caps for Sussex and will be sure to use this wealth of experience out in the middle.

Off the back of KSL 2018, Sarah Glenn was selected for the restructured England Women’s 2018/19 Academy winter training squad and will look to put this hard work into action this summer. Glenn recently made the switch from Derbyshire to Worcestershire clocking fine figures in the county championships of 4-17. Lightning’s breakthrough player, will be looking to evidence her intentions as a future senior international this year, providing an option with both bat and ball.

Warwickshire’s Jo Gardner returns for her second Lightning campaign and will provide all-round depth to the squad. Gardner starred in the first eleven that eased a 6 wicket win at The Ageas Bowl against Vipers last season.

Head Coach Rob Taylor said:

Georgia, Joey and Sarah are great members of our squad. Sarah has been training on our MCCU programme this winter, so we have been able to have a lot of contact time with her. She has performed really well for us over the last 2 years and offers with both bat and ball. Joey has been in Australia so has been able to get some more game experience which will stand her in good stead for the summer and I know she will be trying to force her way into the team as an allrounder. Georgia has been training down in Sussex and her experience and qualities as a leader make her a really strong member of our squad. She knows what is required of her at the Super League level and I’m hoping she can make another impact this summer. 

Lightning’s first game of the KSL season is against Western Storm on Tuesday 6 August at Haslegrave Cricket Ground.

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