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18 Jul

Cricketer Sara picked for England World Cup team

A local cricketer has been selected to represent England in the 2017 World Indoor Cricket Federation World Cup. After a long selection process, former Alleyne’s Academy pupil Sara Dimmock has been chosen for the U22 England girl’s squad that will play in the international championship in Dubai this September.

Sara has been playing cricket for several years at both club and county level and is currently captain of her local women’s team Moddershall and Oulton Cricket Club. Her talent for indoor cricket became apparent while studying at the University of Nottingham where Sara has just finished her second year studying a degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine.

Sara said: Indoor cricket is such a fast paced and exciting sport, I wish I’d discovered it sooner!”
Her selection in the world cup squad means that she will be heading to Dubai on September 12 to make the final preparations for the competition. The WICF World Cup, hosted by the United Arab Emirates, will be held over seven days of competition from September 16 to 23 and will bring together teams from nations including Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, England, Sri Lanka, India, Singapore, Malaysia and the UAE.

Sara said; “It’s such an amazing opportunity. After a long selection process it is great to now have the opportunity to represent my country in something I that I love”.

Due to lack of funding for indoor cricket, each player selected needs to fund their own trip, a total of £2,150. To try and raise the money Sara has set up a crowdfunding page:

Sara is also looking for sponsorship. She says “If any company is willing to donate towards her trip she can advertise sponsors on her training top, bag and bat as the World Cup will watched from around the world as well as live streamed on the Internet, it would be a fantastic opportunity to advertise a business”.

Information taken from the Stone & Eccleshall Gazette