Seam bowling all-rounder Grace Hall made an impressive introduction to senior regional cricket in 2023, debuting in both 50-over and T20 cricket and taking 21 wickets.
Born in York, the right-armer with a slingy action and variations aplenty has played for the Yorkshire age-groups through to senior county cricket, her debut for the latter coming towards the end of 2020.
The management team at the Diamonds showed throughout 2022 that they were not afraid to blood young talent, with Hall’s Academy contemporaries Emma Marlow, Lizzie Scott, Phoebe Turner and Jess Woolston all getting game time.
Hall was the Academy coaches’ player of the year for 2022, owing much to a series of valuable contributions for the up and comers.
And she followed that up with some impressive senior performances in 2023, which included a best of 4-33 in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy.
In 2022 for the Academy, playing 15 matches, she claimed 17 wickets, including a best of 3-4, and hit one half-century in 142 runs. That half-century was a crucial 64 not out in a 50-over win over arch-rivals Thunder at the Regional Academy Festival at Shrewsbury School in July. Hall also captained the side in that fixture.
She is a journalism student at Sheffield Hallam University.
UPDATED: Feb 2024.