The ECB’s selection process for this elite group of cricketers is lengthy, rigorous and highly competitive. It is a tribute to Issy’s hard work and determination, as well as her talent, that she has been identified by the ECB 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 is determined, motivated, hard-working and grounded," says Andy Barnard, Teacher in Charge of Cricket. "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. I am sure she will impress all those she comes into contact with.”
The England Women’s Cricket Training Group winter programme will include several weekend development camps at the National Cricket Performance Centre based at Loughborough University.
Issy is raring to get going: "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."