Bolton School Senior Girls

Nalisha is Potential Cricketer of the Future

Year 9 pupil Nalisha Patel has done exceptionally well to have been identified as a potential player of the future by the Lancashire Cricket Board in the 2012 Levels of Excellence.

She has been chosen for the EPP (Emerging Players Programme), a scheme which supports the development of selected young players with elite performance potential. The Emerging Players Programme is targeted at the most promising girls (13-19 yrs) and boys (13-16 yrs) from the County Age Group squads, offering them the opportunity to develop and enhance their potential.

One of the core remits of the Lancashire Cricket Board (LCB) is to find and develop future players for the Lancashire County Cricket Club (LCCC) and hopefully England. As part of the process of ensuring all potential players are identified and developed, the LCCC and LCB jointly introduced the Levels of Excellence Scheme. This Scheme monitors and develops young players through Levels 1, 2 and 3. Level 1 develops players within the County age group development and match programme, Level 2 identifies players who show potential and performed well at County Age Group Level, with a view to progress into EPP. Level 3 players form the EPP. The best EPP players are then selected into the Lancashire Academy.

Nalisha is following up on her double success of last season when not only did her Under 13 team become National Champions for 2011, she was also voted Young Player of the Season.

Nalisha Patel

Nalisha has been chosen for the Lancashire Cricket Board's Emerging Players Programme