MacGregor, Westley, Olorenshaw & Hughes named in Sunrisers Academy


The Sunrisers unveiled their Academy intake for 2022 yesterday, and after an extensive selection process, four Essex players have been named in the squad.

Esmae MacGregor, Jasmine Westley, Jess Olorenshaw and Scarlett Hughes have all been chosen for the Academy, with Hughes now in her second year of the programme, and all will benefit from an extensive winter training programme with the Sunrisers ahead of a busy summer of matches and festivals in 2022.

Speaking on the new Academy intake, Sunrisers Senior Regional Talent Manager, Luke Pomfret, said: “I am delighted that we have been able to finalise our 2022 Academy Cohort.

“After a rigorous selection process underpinned by a strong scouting network and the ‘Sunrisers Smash’, where we observed over 50 players, we have identified a group of 15 high-quality young cricketers to make up the group.

“It was very tough to nail down to 15, given the quality of players in the region and the skill levels shown, but the increased numbers on the Emerging Player Programme that sits immediately below the Academy shows the future of Sunrisers looks very bright.”

This story follows last week’s news about Essex Women’s Captain, Kelly Castle, who was one of five Sunrisers players to be awarded a renewal on her professional contract for the 2021/22 season – read more