Award for young cricket star

A young cricket star was bowled over when she was awarded Female Junior Player of the year for South Staffordshire County Cricket.

Tettenhall College pupil Davina Perrin has been playing cricket since the age of six, representing the Staffordshire County Girls’ under 11’s team since the age of eight– as well as playing for the last two years as the only girl in the District Boys’ U10s team. She also plays for Tettenhall College’s school team.

Davina, who is aged 11 and from Wednesfield, has ambitions to become a professional cricketer and to champion females in the sport. Tettenhall College head David Williams said, “Davina is a fantastic role model and we are delighted to see her doing so well.”

Davina, who plays two or three times every week, has been talent spotted for the England Pathway Programme, which identifies future national players, and is part of the Staffordshire Girls’ Elite Player Academy. She received her award – an engraved cricket bat – at a recent presentation evening.

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