SPONSORED PLAYER -Davina Perrin
Local girl Davina Perrin became the youngest player in both the men’s and women’s competitions of The Hundred at just fifteen years old in last year’s season. Now sixteen, Perrin plays for the Central Sparks in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy and the Charlotte Edwards Cup.
Starting out her cricketing career at Fordhouses Cricket Club, Perrin was quickly identified as a young talent and was immediately picked up by Staffordshire County Cricket in 2021. She made her debut for the county against Worcestershire and was soon picked up by the Central Sparks Academy at the end of the 2021 season.
With a current career batting average of 30.22, Perrin is already making strides in the professional cricket world. After being promoted from the Central Sparks Academy in September 2021, Perrin went on to score an impressive 43 in her second outing for the full Central Sparks squad. She signed her first professional contract with the Central Sparks at the end of the 2022 season - a sign that this cricketer is here to stay.
In January 2023, Perrin will be heading out to South Africa to compete in the first ever ICC Women’s Under 19 T20 World Cup. After being selected in October 2022, this tournament will be Perrin’s first international appearance for England. Perrin had already been discussed as a future England star with many believing she may even become captain one day. Her talent and level-headedness with the bat has clearly not gone unnoticed. The U19 World Cup will be Perrin’s chance to showcase her talent on the international stage.
777 Cricket is proud to sponsor this up and coming player and wishes her every luck in the tournament.
England’s first match will be against Zimbabwe U19s on Sunday 15th January at 1.45pm. They compete in Group B alongside Pakistan and Rwanda.
Article written by Sophie Utteridge
Picture credit- Laura Malkin