She’s the Academy star who swings it round corners
Lizzie Scott enjoyed quite the ending to the summer of 2022, the Hexham-born pace bowler explaining: “In September alone, I ticked off a whole load of things on my cricket bucket list. It was quite a whirlwind and took over my life.”
Scott, now 19, made her senior debut for the Diamonds at the start of that month and went on to play three times, including in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy final at Lord’s when she returned an impressive 1-10 from five overs in defence of 216.
Around the time she played at the Home of Cricket, she also found out she would be going to South Africa in January as part of England’s squad for the inaugural Under 19s T20 World Cup. She played twice as England reached the final, only to be beaten by India.
Scott is a new ball bowler with extra pace and the ability to swing the ball and is confident she can progress her game as an all-rounder.
She played her age-group cricket for Northumberland from Under 13s and progressed through to play senior cricket for her home county.
Scott once scored 109 not out for their Under 15s in a 20-over victory over Cumbria in 2018. For the same team the following summer, she claimed a stunning 6-5 in a 40-over victory over Yorkshire. Now team-mate Emma Marlow was one of her victims that day.