Hannah, Jodie and Lauren talk about their Sri Lankan trip

Three of our youth players recently toured Sri Lanka with Somerset, and came back having had a great experience on and off the pitch

(L-R) Lauren Filer, Hannah Capes and Jodie Filer of WsMCC & SCB

The ten day trip took the squad around Sri Lanka, playing games against domestic sides whilst also exploring the local culture and spending leisure time with friends in the squad.

Spin bowling allrounder Jodie said of the trip: “I really enjoyed playing in a country with completely different conditions to England, especially bowling on pitches that turned, which was ideal for my style of bowling”.

Fast bowler Lauren also had a great experience: “It was really hot and humid during the trip which made bowling hard work, but that made taking a wicket even more rewarding! We all got to sample the local culture and spend time with friends in the squad so it was a great trip all round”.

Hannah, who is a wicket keeper, said that the tour “helped me become a better player by experiencing keeping in different conditions; overall it was a really good trip!”.

The girls would like to express their huge thanks and gratitude for all the sponsors and volunteers who helped to organise events and raise funds for the trip – notably Bridgwater College and the volunteers at WsMCC.

WsMCC are proud to have a number of our youth players involved in the Somerset development set up, and this is down to the hard work of both the players and the volunteers that help to coach and lead the youth teams. We are always looking for members new and old to coach our young players – get in touch!

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