Essex Women players attend Surrey Stars trials


After Essex Women’s Captain, Cordelia Griffith played for the team last year, 5 players from the Essex Women’s Team have been successful in trials for Kia Super League (KSL) side, Surrey Stars, at the Regional Development Centre.

Mady Villiers, Beth Dodd, Millie Oddi, Adelaide Walking and Katherine Speed attended two trial days along with many other hopefuls from the South East of the country. They were tested with fielding circuits, batting scenarios against bowling machines and a 30 over game with an opportunity to become a future Stars player.

Head Coach of the Essex Women, Matt Hyam, said “This is a great result for the girls and will offer them further access to top quality coaching with the Stars. We have some good talent in the county and it’s great that players can now see a pathway to further their cricketing experience.”

Head of Cricket Operations, Dan Feist, “With Millie Oddi coming from Cambridge, Adelaide and Katherine from Hunts, this group is a good representation of how our work in the region is coming on leaps and bounds.

For the last year we have been working closely in all areas, from grassroots to coaching to performance, with Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire, Norfolk and Suffolk to provide the best cricketing experience for all.”

The Surrey Stars Regional Development Centre is one of 6 aligned to all the KSL teams. The basis of the centres is to create a non-competitive environment that has a long-term development focus.


Left-to-right: Mady Villiers, Beth Dodd, Millie Oddi