Villiers Named In England Women Academy Intake For 2018


Mady Villiers has been named in the England Women Academy intake which has a new structure for 2018.

Previously the England Women’s Senior Academy (EWSA) was combined with the England Women’s Academy (EWA) but from now one only one squad has been named, known as the England Women’s Academy.

Villiers said: “I think I’m still in a bit of shock, purely because of how crazy the last few months have been in terms of my cricket since the KSL. I attended a few camps up at Loughborough with the women before they headed off to the World Cup, but I honestly didn’t expect to be included in the Academy this year. I’m just really grateful for the opportunity.

“I’ve played alongside or against most of the girls in the squad this year during the KSL and they’re a great bunch with heaps of talent. I’m looking forward to training with them and pushing myself to compete against them.

“I also want to thank everyone at Essex County Cricket Club for the continued support over the past few years!”

Jim Crapnell, Essex Women’s Head Coach said: “I’m delighted for Mady, her hard work over the last year or so has really paid off and she has really applied herself to all areas of her game. This is the next step in her journey, I’m sure she will thrive within the England environment and develop her game further.”

England Women’s Academy:

Lauren Bell (Berkshire)
Hollie Armitage (Yorkshire)
Georgia Boyce (Nottinghamshire)
Emma Lamb (Lancashire)
Charlie Dean (Hampshire)
Sophia Dunkley (Surrey)
Danielle Gibson (Gloucestershire)
Mady Villiers (Essex)
Kirstie Gordon (Nottinghamshire)
Ellie Mitchell (Cornwall)
Amy Gordon (Surrey)
Ella McCaughan (Sussex)