Stockport Express

Lamb siblings the toast of Bramhall


IT was a super Saturday in the Lamb household as brother and sister Danny and Emma led mid-table Bramhall to a history-making Cheshire County Premier League win over Neston.

Lancashire women’s batsman Emma, 17-years-old, became the first female to play in the Premier League, making 30 as the hosts totalled 139 on a tricky pitch.

Lancashire secondteam player Danny, 19, added 31 before Neston were bowled out for 118.

Emma has played cup matches for Bramhall, but this was the England Academy player’s Premier League debut.

“She is a player who is happy to bat all day,” said Jenny Laycock, the Lancashire Cricket Board Women and Girls Developmen­t Officer.

“Emma has had the capability to score big runs since she came into our system at 11, scoring quite a few hundreds.

“Hopefully she can do that in the LCB Thunder senior games.

“She did it last year, but in Division One, which we’ve just stepped up to, she’s found it harder.

“The fact that she’s playing a good standard of men’s cricket week in, week out is really good.”

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