England debut for Sophie

PUBLISHED: 09:51 07 September 2012

Sophie Luff.

Sophie Luff.

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Promising cricketer Sophie Luff made her debut for England Under-19s.

EIGHTEEN-year-old Sophie Luff has just made her debut for England Under-19s cricket team against Pakistan.

Sophie, who plays her club cricket for Bath and represents Somerset women in the first division of the county championship, was selected following an under-19 England Women Development squad tournament at Wellington College, Berkshire.

She has just completed her A levels at the Kings of Wessex Academy, Cheddar, and is due to start at Cardiff Metropolitan University later this month.

Sophie was selected to play in both Twenty 20 games. In the first match, England were chasing 109 to win. Sophie scored 10 before being caught trying to increase the run rate. Pakistan won by 29 runs.

In the second match, Pakistan hit 105. Sophie managed to keep the scoreboard ticking and England required eight off the last over. A couple of scampered twos and a single left England requiring three to win off the last two balls.

Sophie hit the penultimate ball for four to finish on 23 not out to the delight of her team-mates and the crowd as England won by four wickets.

Her father Dave and younger brother Jack both play for Lympsham in the Bristol & District Division Two.

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