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Meet the Somerset Women

Somerset Women begin their Vitality County T20 campaign on Monday when they take on Gloucestershire at Thornbury.

Ahead of the season, we thought we would introduce you to some of the team:

Sophie Luff

Age: 28
Club: Lympsham & Belvedere CC
Batting style: Right hand top order bat
Bowling style: Right arm medium
Occupation: Professional cricketer for Western Storm
Best cricket achievement: Winning two KSL titles with Western Storm (2017, 2019)
Favourite ground: Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton
Favourite cricketer and why: Kane Williamson – GOAT, first class skill and temperament. Soft spot for his ability to run the ball down to third man!
How would your teammates describe you: driven, passionate, logical.
Something we don’t know about you: Have my own baking page on Instagram #lufflybakes

Nicole Harvey

Age: 29
Club: Bath
Batting style: Right handed top order
Bowling style: Right arm leg spin
Occupation: Owner and director of a recruitment agency
Best cricket achievement: Finishing most valuable bowler for Welsh Fire in the first ever Hundred.
Favourite ground: Lords
Favourite cricketer and why: Shane Warne – character, resilience, individuality and the king of spin.
How would your teammates describe you: competitive, loyal, committed and team player
Something we don’t know about you: In the history of County Championship Cricket, I am the second highest wicket taker ever.

Jess Hazell

Age: 17
Club: Clevedon Cricket Club
Batting style: Right handed batter
Bowling style: Wicketkeeper
Occupation: Student
Best cricket achievement: Playing for Western Storm Academy
Favourite ground: Bedminster Cricket Club
Favourite cricketer: AB de Villiers
How would your teammates describe you: Always providing the snacks and constantly eating
Something we don’t know about you: I have double jointed fingers

Daisy Jeanes

Age: 20
Club: Loughborough University and Broadway & Horton Cricket Club
Batting style: Right handed batter
Bowling style: Right arm medium
Occupation: Student at Loughborough university – biological sciences
Best cricket achievement: Playing England ladies for a warm up match prior to the 2017 home World Cup
Favourite ground: Loughborough Uni Haslegrave pitch
Favourite cricketer and why: Charlotte Edwards. A classic for most, but growing up she was the face of Women’s cricket and allowed so many young people to aspire to that level of accomplishment.
How would your teammates describe you: Motivational, supportive
Something we don’t know about you: I have two pygmy goats called Billy and Jimmy. Mastered the ability to do a roly-poly

Lorraine Szczepanski

Age: 24
Club you play for: North Perrott
Batting style: Right Hand Bat
Bowling style: Right arm off spin
Occupation: Team leader Bar
Best cricket achievement: Bowling 6-7 for North Perrott promotion
Favourite ground: North Perrott
Favourite cricketer and why: Shane Warne. Anything new to do with spin in any shape or form he would know it and it was always worth a watch! R.I.P
How would your teammates describe you: Reliable I guess
Something we don’t know about you: I have a degree in music production

Lauren Filer

Age: 21
Club you play for: Weston-super-Mare
Batting style: Right hand batter
Bowling style: Right arm Medium-fast
Occupation: Student
Best cricket achievement: Playing for England Academy
Favourite ground: Cooper Associates County Ground, Somerset
Favourite cricketer and why: Jonny Bairstow- great to watch with the bat
How would your teammates describe you: Loud
Something we don’t know about you: I like to draw

Jodie Filer

Age: 21
Club you play for: Weston-super-Mare
Batting style: Right hand batter
Bowling style: Right arm finger spin
Occupation: Student
Best cricket achievement: Playing for WSMCC Men’s 1st team
Favourite ground: Cooper Associates County Ground, Somerset
Favourite cricketer and why: Marizane Kapp – All round team player
How would your teammates describe you: Competitive
Something we don’t know about you: I’m climbing Kilimanjaro in June

Natasha Wraith

Age: 20
Club: Frenchay CC
Batting style: Right hand bat
Bowling style: Can’t pitch it! Wicketkeeper
Occupation: Cricket player/ student
Best cricket achievement: Playing for Western Storm
Favourite ground: Bristol County Ground
Favourite cricketer and why: Quinton de Kock, makes everything look easy
How would your teammates describe you: I really don’t know
Something we don’t know about you: Poured my fish down the sink by accident 🙁

Joey-Leigh Roberts

Age: 19
Club: Bridgwater Ladies and Middlezoy mens
Batting style: Right handed batter
Bowling style: Right arm seam
Occupation: Waitress and cricket coach
Best cricket achievement: Being selected to play for the Western Storm 1st team
Favourite ground: One in South Africa with Table Mountain in the background
Favourite cricketer and why: Sophie Luff because she works so hard and has always inspired me. She is an amazing teammate, captain and friend!
How would your teammates describe you: Hard working and too nice
Something we don’t know about you: I grew up in the countryside in Cornwall.

Niamh Holland

Age: 17
Club: Street Cricket Club & Bridgwater Cricket Club
Batting style: Right hand batter
Bowling style: Right arm seam bowler
Occupation: Student
Best cricket achievement: Winning the T20 Competition with Somerset
Favourite ground: Instow Cricket Club
Favourite cricketer and why: Ben Stokes because he can change the game so quickly
How would your teammates describe you: Clumsy
Something we don’t know about you: I used to ride motorbikes in my spare time.

Emily Edgcombe

Age: 22
Club: St.Erme
Batting style: Right hand batter
Bowling style: Left arm seam
Occupation: Administration
Best cricket achievement: Playing for Western Storm
Favourite ground: Ageas Bowl
Favourite cricketer and why: Mitchell Starc. He bowls left arm seam
How would your teammates describe you: Sensible
Something we don’t know about you: I love the Kardashians

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03/07/2022 18:30 - The Cooper Associates County Ground