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.”
Well that continued into 2023, with the now 20-year-old awarded her maiden professional contract with the Diamonds in December.
Firstly, back to 2022. Scott made her senior debut for the Diamonds at the start of the aforementioned September 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.
That World Cup started an impressive 2023, her demonstrating her capabilities with the ball time and time again, claiming 19 wickets across both regional competitions with a best of 3-33 in the RHFT.
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. In 2023, she gave a glimpse of that side of her game, hitting the winning runs off the last ball – when three were needed – in a Charlotte Edwards Cup win over the South East Stars at the Oval.
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.
Scott also played once for the Oval Invincibles in the Hundred in 2023.
UPDATED: Feb 2024.