Imogen and Holly chosen for county

Morpeth Cricket Club players Holly Jordan and Imogen Venters-Wood.
Morpeth Cricket Club players Holly Jordan and Imogen Venters-Wood.

Two talented teenagers at Morpeth Cricket Club have been selected to play for Northumberland U15s.

Holly Jordan and Imogen Venters-Wood are the only girls from King Edward VI School that play cricket for Morpeth.

They are both highly motivated and they are involved in other sports. Imogen is a 1st Dan black belt in karate and is a member of the Ashington Shotokan Karate Club and Holly is a member of the Morpeth Harriers.

The Year 9 students are also both in the Morpeth Baden Powell Scout group and are currently undertaking their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze award.

On May 4, they played in a Northumberland Cricket Board women’s T10 competition that took place on the Morpeth CC pitches at Longhirst Hall. It was well attended by teams from throughout Northumberland and Cumbria and it had the best of the Bank Holiday weather.

The aim of the competition was to introduce the sport to newcomers in a friendly and fairly informal way in relation to the ECB cricket promotion of the This Girl Can initiative.