Sophie Ecclestone

Sophie Ecclestone
Sophie Ecclestone
Sophie Ecclestone

sophie ecclestone

Full name Sophie Ecclestone
Born May 6, 1999, Chester, Cheshire
Major teams England, England Academy Women, Lancashire Women
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

A slow, left-arm orthodox spinner renowned for her accuracy and economy, Sophie Ecclestone received her formative cricketing education at her local club - Alvanley Cricket Club - in Helsby, Cheshire, on the south banks of the River Mersey.

Having played for Cheshire since 2013, she was spotted by Lancashire, signing for them in 2015 and making her top-level debut as a 16-year-old that year, against Nottinghamshire in Division 1 of the Women's County Championship.

Having been fast-tracked through England's age-group programs into the Academy squad, In 2016 she impressed for the Academy in the tri-series with Sri Lanka A and Australia's Shooting Stars in Sri Lanka, taking 16 wickets on that tour, including a four-for versus Sri Lanka A in Panagoda.

She was subsequently called up by new coach Mark Robinson into the England squad to face Pakistan in the T20 series in July 2016; and made her England debut aged just 17 in the first game of the series, in a tidy performance that saw her finish with figures of 1 for 21 across her 4 overs.

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