Amy set for England’s World Cup Adventure in India
Warwickshire wicket-keeping ace Amy Jones travels to India later this week as part of England’s 15-strong squad for the 2013 Women’s World Cup.
Amy (19) is Warwickshire’s first female cricketer to win full England honours and has been part of the Bears junior ranks since the Under 13s age group. On Friday she departs for a training camp ahead of England’s opening game against Sri Lanka on 2nd February. Group games follow against India and the West Indies.
Speaking recently at the England Women’s training session at the Edgbaston Indoor Cricket Centre, Amy said: “Being selected for England is a dream come true. I’ve played on the subcontinent once before after being called up to England’s t20 squad earlier in the year, but I’m very excited at the prospect of playing in the biggest tournament in women’s cricket.
“2012 was an amazing year, after winning promotion with Warwickshire to Division 1 of the Women’s County Championship and my international call-up. However, I’m really looking forward to the challenges that 2013 will bring.
“However, these opportunities wouldn’t be possible without the great support of the coaches at the Warwickshire Cricket Board, particularly Errol Simms and Kelly Evenson for the endless hours spent with me on the bowling machine and during practice.”
Kelly Evenson, Cricket Development Manager at the Warwickshire Cricket Board, said: “It’s a fantastic achievement for Amy to be selected for the England squad and thoroughly deserved. She has an admirable work ethic and an abundance of talent, which was first seen when she got selected for the U13 girls County side.
“Amy’s progression through the WCB pathway in the EPP and Academy saw her start to be recognised as an outstanding wicket keeper, with natural hands and tremendous ability with the bat. She is the first female cricketer from Warwickshire to represent the full England team and we couldn’t be prouder of her achievements. We hope it will inspire a few more in the future.”