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Kent call-up for talented Eleanor

Posted on: 18/12/2017

A gifted cricketer has been selected for the Kent under-17s team.

Eleanor Todd began playing cricket at the age of eight when she represented the boys’ team at Whitstable Cricket Club.

A right arm off-spin bowler, Todd joined Canterbury Cricket Club’s women’s side in 2017, finishing the season with the most wickets in all games played.

Todd has completed four seasons for Canterbury district girls, a side made up of girls from several clubs that plays against boys’ sides in the Canterbury junior cricket league. This season Todd received the award for the best under-13s and under-15s’ bowler.

The cricketer, who also enjoys batting, joined St Lawrence and Highland Court Ladies in 2015 and played her first ladies’ game at the age of 12, when she won the team’s young players’ award for the season.

Nicky Lewis, head of sport development at Spires Academy said: “Being called up to represent your county in cricket is a high accolade and reflects Eleanor’s natural talent and considerable dedication to the game she loves. Everyone at Spires Academy is incredibly proud of Eleanor’s achievement and look forward to seeing her continue to develop as a cricketer.” 

Written by Kelly Dale