Emma’s form is rewarded with England call-up

Emma Lamb with her brother Danny

Emma Lamb with her brother Danny

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Emma Lamb has retained her place in England Women’s Cricket Academy squad.

Lancashire star Lamb, who lives in Hoghton, was part of the 2014/15 team and spent the winter training at Loughborough National Cricket Performance Centre and playing in their match programme during the season.

The former Leyland and Chorley cricketer, who now plays at Cheshire League side Bramhall, has scored more than 1,000 runs for the Red Rose Under-17 and senior sides.

Whilst with England this year, she was given the chance to travel to Sri Lanka as part of the spin and batting pre-season camp.

Emma’s father Andy said: “She’s been excellent this season, she’s scored more than 1,000 runs this season just for Lancashire alone.

“We’re all really proud of her, she’s got to keep going but the main thing is that Emma is enjoying it.”

The year 2015 has been one to remember for Emma.

The 17-year-old former St Michael’s High School pupil has scored senior centuries for Lancashire as well as an unbeaten 59 for Bramhall firsts .

She also featured alongside her brother

Danny, who plays at Bramhall and Lancashire’s senior second string side.

Lamb has retained her place in the squad alongside Sophie Ecclestone and Ellie Threlkeld.

Jenny Laycock, Lancashire’s Women & Girls Cricket Development Officer, added: “All the girls will have an opportunity to train at the best facilities in the country, access the best coaches and support. I wish them well as they embark on the next step in their journey.”

Bobby Denning LCB Managing Directorsaid: “As a performance department we are working hard to support players at all levels and to see these excel in both our pathway and an ECB one is great for the future of cricket in

Lancashire.”