Flora Davies, a dedicated Year 11 student, has received a golden opportunity to join The Blaze First Team Squad for their cricket pre-season tour in Abu Dhabi from February 5th to 15th. This incredible chance not only marks a milestone in Flora’s cricket journey but also places her side by side with seasoned professionals, showcasing her prowess in the sport she has passionately pursued for over a decade.
Flora’s love for cricket began over 10 years ago, and her journey has been nothing short of extraordinary. Currently playing at academy level, Flora has demonstrated exceptional skills on the field, playing for Sileby Cricket Club and Leicestershire County Cricket Club. Her dedication and hard work have not gone unnoticed, as she continues to climb the ranks in the cricketing world. Flora was also The Blaze Academy Player of the Year and Leicestershire Women’s and Girls’ Player of the Year in 2023.
In the first week, The Blaze will participate in a T20 tournament, facing off against the South East Stars and in the second week, two 50-over matches will take place, with training scheduled around the group’s fixtures. You can read more here.
This invitation is a testament to Flora’s commitment and talent. Playing alongside professionals is an experience that many aspiring cricketers can only dream of, and for Flora, it is an opportunity that has left her both excited and nervous.
She commented, “I was pretty surprised at first, excited and nervous, but I am definitely excited for this opportunity.”
Flora’s Mum is delighted with her success and support from the School, “The entire school community has rallied behind Flora, celebrating her achievements, and cheering her on as she takes on this significant challenge.”
Mrs Nightingale, Cricket Partnership Manager said, “We are so proud of Flora, and to see that her hard work and dedication to cricket has led her to this amazing opportunity. We hope Flora has a wonderful time and we wish her all the best of luck.”
At Ratcliffe College, we commit to nurturing talent beyond the classroom. With dedication, enthusiasm, and support, aspirations can be achieved. We eagerly await the unfolding chapters of Flora’s cricketing adventure, confident that this opportunity will further propel her towards a bright and promising future in the world of cricket.
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