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Lydia Clements (11-16G)

I'm currently studying Politics and Philosophy at Cardiff University since leaving West Buckland last year.
Lydia Clements (11-16G)
Lydia Clements (11-16G)
Lydia Clements (11-16G)
After discovering cricket through Jan Witheridge, encouraging me to realise the beauty and uniqueness of the sport, I've devoted a lot of time to it and have been playing cricket for around five years now. This includes playing at club level for Tarka and then going on to play for Devon Ladies for three seasons. 
Naturally, with moving to Wales, it was my aspiration to play for Wales Ladies with a more supportive and progressive set-up. Despite the ever-present rivalry between England and Wales, I decided to bridge the gap and put myself forward to train with the Ladies in the winter. After a successful winter, I have now been selected as part of the main squad in a highly competitive environment, with the season well underway.
I was thrilled to be asked back to school to play for the Forty Club, this time against the schools 1st XI and, although it felt like a betrayal,  was an opportunity I relished!
At the beginning of this season I got the ex-England captain, Charlotte Edwards out, when Wales played Hampshire, appealing as if my life depended on it. Words cannot describe what that felt like but I look forward to pushing on and creating more amazing memories. Exactly what the future holds for me, I don't know, but I'm just looking to take every opportunity given and see what happens whilst playing a sport I love!

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