The Hundred: Davina Perrin, 15, keen to ‘show what she can do’ with Birmingham Phoenix | Cricket News


Davina Perrin, 15, is set to become The Hundred’s youngest player; Birmingham Phoenix begin their campaign with a game against Welsh Fire on Saturday; the women’s Hundred start on Thursday with defending champions Oval Invincibles taking on Northern Superchargers on Sky Sports from 6pm

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Sky Sports reporter Rob Jones catches up with 15-year-old Davina Perrin before she potentially makes Hundred history

Sky Sports reporter Rob Jones catches up with 15-year-old Davina Perrin before she potentially makes Hundred history

Davina Perrin, 15, is desperate to ‘show what she can do’ if she gets the chance to represent Birmingham Phoenix in the Hundred this summer.

Perrin has been added to a squad that includes the likes of Australian great Ellyse Perry and England pair Amy Jones and Issy Wong and would become the competition’s youngest player if selected in the coming weeks – a call she described it as “surreal” and “left her speechless”.

Perrin has played for the Central Sparks in the Rachel Heyhoe-Flint Trophy and the Charlotte Edwards Cup in recent months and now aims to continue his progression to an even higher level.

Phoenix begins its campaign with a game against Welsh Fire on Saturday and Perrin hopes to be involved at some point after being captivated by the competition in 2021.

“I think in particular as a young girl who aspired to progress with my cricket, it was amazing to see people going to see the women’s game and watching other women in sport shine on that stage and prove that we , women, can do what men do,” Perrin said. Sky sports.

Perrin is one of the early successes of the ACE program (Image credit: Laura Malkin)

Perrin is one of the early successes of the ACE program (Image credit: Laura Malkin)

“I don’t like to put pressure on myself when it comes to cricket, so as far as I’m concerned, if I can go out there and do my best, the rest should come, but that’s all there is to it. what I really think, having fun.

“I’m cautious that I’m still quite young and that’s the main reason why I plan to keep playing.

“I would like to have a game, the chance to step onto this pitch and prove what I can do, prove what I am capable of.”

Phoenix begins its campaign with a game against Welsh Fire on Saturday (Image credit: Laura Malkin)

Phoenix begins its campaign with a game against Welsh Fire on Saturday (Image credit: Laura Malkin)

Perrin is one of the early successes of the ACE programme, led by former England player Ebony Rainford-Brent, launched in London but extended across the country.

ACE aims to develop and support diverse talents and increase opportunities for young black cricketers, an area that has been neglected for far too long.

As a young black player, Perrin admits it helped her feel more comfortable in the sport.

“Honestly, the ACE program has been phenomenal, the support and mentorship I’ve received from Ebony and Chevy (Green) has been vital for me to progress and get to where I am right now,” she said.

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Welsh Fire vs. Phoenix

August 13, 2022, 2 p.m.

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Perrin aims to continue his progression to an even higher level (Image credit: Laura Malkin)

Perrin aims to continue his progression to an even higher level (Image credit: Laura Malkin)

“I felt cricket was missing a bit and ACE filled that gap and helped me gain confidence and speak up and also gave me a comfortable environment where I can progress and excel in my game

“You can’t be what you can’t see and be around other people who look like me, black people, I think that was vital to feeling comfortable, and there are other people in my place in this cricket environment that I can understand who I can talk to about things that I find difficult to talk to others about.”

The Hundred has already proven a superb springboard for talented teenagers like New England caps Alice Capsey and Freya Kemp, now Perrin hopes she too can impress in the shortest form of the game in the coming weeks .

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Invincible vs. Superchargers

August 11, 2022, 6:00 p.m.

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Watch every The Hundred game this summer live on Sky Sports. Women’s competition begins Thursday with the defending champions Oval Invincibles taking on the Northern Superchargers at the Kia Oval (6:30 p.m. tee time).

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