School cricketer gets England call-up

Sixteen-year-old Issy Wong, a pupil at Shrewsbury School, has won a place on the England Cricket Board (ECB) England Women’s Cricket Training Group Programme. Issy has been identified by the board as ‘having the potential skills and characteristics required to become a future England player, ensuring that England are at the forefront of world cricket’.

“Issy is typical of the Shrewsbury School students who have travelled far down the professional cricket pathway during their time here, in that she’s determined, motivated, hard-working and grounded,” says the school’s cricket lead Andy Barnard. “Being a very bright and articulate girl, she understands well the demands of the sport and is not only willing to put in the hard, physical work but also adapt to the ever-changing environment that cricket is now played in.”

Issy adds, “It’s taken a lot of hard work and resilience over the last few months and I can’t wait to get training to take advantage of this opportunity. Thanks to all the people at Shrewsbury and at home who have helped me right from the start.”

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