Lightning Cricket reveal their 15 man squad for the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy

Abbey playing cricket

Lightning Cricket have announced a 15-strong squad to represent the East Midlands region in this summer’s Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy.

Of the fifteen, three familiar faces return from last year’s Loughborough Lightning side that reached finals day in the Kia Super League. Those are Wicket keeper Abbey Freeborn, Spin Bowler Lucy Higham and all-rounder Kathryn Bryce. 

Nine members of the selected squad are based at Loughborough University, balancing playing cricket with their studies; Bethan Ellis, Bethany Harmer, Grace Ballinger, Nancy Harman, Ria Fackrell, Sarah Bryce, Shachi Pai, Sophie Munro, Teresa Graves. 

The fifteen is completed with Alicia Presland (Northamptonshire), Leah Kellogg (Derbyshire) and Ilenia Sims (Staffordshire).

Speaking about the Lightning squad, Head Coach Rob Taylor said:

“I’m really excited by the squad we have been able to get together for the Racheal Hayhoe Flint trophy. With a mix of youth and experience, it gives us a great chance to set the standards for Lightning Cricket going forward and look at the talent our region has to offer. The group have been excellent over the build-up phase to the competition, and everyone can’t wait for some competitive cricket.”

Lightning kick off their season at Trent Bridge on the 29th August against Thunder.

Lightning Cricket Squad:

  • Abbey Freeborn
  • Alicia Presland
  • Bethan Ellis
  • Bethany Harmer
  • Grace Ballinger
  • Ilenia Sims
  • Kathryn Bryce
  • Leah Kellogg
  • Lucy Higham
  • Nancy Harman
  • Ria Fackrell
  • Sarah Bryce
  • Shachi Pai
  • Sophie Munro
  • Teresa Graves