Friday, October 11, 2013
Eloise Maxa makes the grade at county trials
Shebbear College fourth form pupil Eloise Maxa has come through an exhaustive selection process to be chosen for the Devon County U15 Cricket Team.
Eloise represented Buckinghamshire earlier this year before moving to the South West in August. She came through the county trials at Cornwood and the indoor arena at Exeter University, where an unusually high number of girls were reduced from 36 to a final squad of 16 for the winter.
The youngster has also joined Hatherleigh Cricket Club, where she represents the U15 boys and the ladies team, and she was somewhat surprised to make her debut in an otherwise all-male game against the Afghanistan U19 Boys Team.
Undaunted, she went on to take two wickets and really enjoyed the experience and is now looking forward to the Devon winter training programme.