Six Surrey Women players have been included in the South East Stars Regional Academy’s first intake ahead of the 2021 domestic season.
Alice Capsey, Chloe Brewer & Claudie Cooper will all be part of the Academy squad while younger players Anjali Ketan, Laxmi Johal & Maddie Blinkhorn-Jones are in the wider squad.
Capsey & Brewer both played for the South East Stars in the inaugural Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy in 2020. Capsey was the team’s top run scorer, making 141 runs, while Brewer also scored 119 runs in just two matches including a high score of 79. Cooper made her Surrey Women first team debut in 2019 and was a key player in last year’s unbeaten season.
Senior Regional Talent Manager, @TomListerPT spoke of being able to announce this years Academy intake
Our Stars are getting ready for the season! pic.twitter.com/ETZI3hQxSG
— South East Stars (@SEStarsCricket) March 8, 2021
As part of the new Women’s Domestic Structure in England and Wales, eight new Regional Academies have launched to underpin the eight women’s senior regional teams, including the South East Stars.
The new Regional Academy structure replaces the Regional Development Centres (RDCs), and the new Academies will see an uplift in the hours of delivery across winter and summer, offering year-round training and matches.
Match and training schedules for regional sides will accommodate county considerations for 2021, ensuring that counties will have as many of their players available throughout the season.
Alexa Stonehouse – Kent
Alice Capsey – Surrey
Bethan Miles – Bucks County
Chloe Brewer – Surrey
Claudie Cooper – Surrey
Darcey Carter – Kent
Emma Jones – Essex
Indigo Gentry – Sussex
Kalea Moore – Kent
Megan Sturge – Kent
Ryana Macdonald-Gay – Kent
Sydney Gorham – Kent
Academy Wider Squad:
Anjali Ketan – Surrey
Jemima Spence – Kent
Jessie Gale – Kent
Laxmi Johal – Surrey
Maddie Blinkhorn-Jones – Surrey