Date of Birth: 18/06/97
Occupation: ELO at the Fire Service
Senior debut for club: 09/05/2010 v Pink Maidens, away, in a Hampshire League game
Indoor debut: 03/10/2010 for Hursley Pk ‘C’ v Hursley Park ‘B’ in a women’s league game at Eastleigh
Batting style: Right Hand Bat
Bowling style: Right Arm Fast Bowler
Nickname: Occasionally known as Angry
1st XI Squad Number: 71
Kit Number: 71
Overseas with HP: Denmark 2014
Representative Honours: Hampshire at all age groups and Senior side, Leicestershire Seniors
Kia Summer Smash Winner 2019
Hampshire League Winner 2013, 2019
Ashford 8s Winner 2017,2019, 2020
St Cross Sixes Winner 2010,2011
Ickenham Sixes Winner 2013
National Indoor Winner 2015
South Hants Women’s League Winner 2014,2015,2020
South Hants Women’s Cup Winner 2014
South Hants Men’s Div 3 Winner 2015
Serious Cricket Indoor League Winner 2011,2012,2013,2014,2015
Player of the Year 2013
Bowler of the Year 2012,2013, 2020
Chandlers Ford- based Ellie joined her local club in 2010 and made a senior debut when still short of her thirteenth birthday. A quick bowler for her age she had the matching fast-bowler’s temperament which led to her nickname of ‘Angry’, mostly directed against herself rather than the opposition!
Ellie became a regular wicket taker in our Hampshire League side, helping us to the title in 2013, and by the following year had broken through into the first team. Always fitting in well with the older players she went on the club’s visit to Denmark in 2013 as a sixteen-year-old. Unusually for a quick bowler her better spells were normally with the older ball in the middle of innings, but it was as an opening bowler that she ran through the Bath batting line up in the final game of the 2016 season, returning 4-17 in a close fought win.
Ellie went off to Loughborough University to read History and Politics, and benefitted from the cricket programme there, becoming Chairperson of the Cricket Club in her final year. She still played regularly for HP whenever possible during this period, and on returning full time in 2019 was once again instrumental in a Hampshire League winning season, as well as playing in the memorable Kia Summer Smash at the Oval.
In 2020 Ellie was HP’s bowler of the year for the third time and in late August dismantled the Alton line up with figures of 7-14, the best return in the history of the club and the first time any bowler has taken seven in an innings.
Ellie has now sacrificed some pace for greater consistency, however she remains one of the fastest bowlers at the club. Her batting can be explosive, albeit with limited opportunities, and she has made some important contributions down the order over the years. She also has a strong arm and is a quick, athletic fielder.
Since joining Ellie has become an integral factor in the club’s development, being a regular indoor player when not at university, as shown by being part of five successive league winning teams at Dummer. She is also now involved in coaching our junior players, and generally helps the club out in whatever way she can. We are also lucky to have mum Pauline as one of our valued scorers.
Here are some comments from Ellie:
When did you join Hursley Park ?
Did you play for a different club(s) previously ?
Why did you join HP ?
I met Jem and Em at an indoor competition at the Rose Bowl, asked if would be interested, I was!
What do you like most about playing for HP ?
The friends I have made along the way, that everyone will show up on a Sunday and play the best they can and have fun doing so.
What has been your most memorable personal HP moment ?
Playing at the Oval last season and winning the Summer Smash.
What are your main hobbies apart from cricket ?
Mostly just enjoying taking the dog for long walks with a pub at the end.
What do you do for a job ?
Service Admin and trainee firefighter at HFRS.
About your HP teammates:
Who is the funniest ?
Sian, but not normally deliberate.
Who is the worst dresser ?
Have no idea, am no style guru myself.
Who has the worst taste in music ?
In a car of four on a long away trip who would be your first choice three companions and why ?
Sarah Attril in the front as navigator to make sure we get there okay; Becky and Shami in the back in charge of music, chat, and morale.