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Tammy Beaumont wins Walter Lawrence Trophy

Friday 11th November 2016

Women

Kent and England opener Tammy Beaumont, won this year’s Walter Lawrence Women’s Award for her dazzling innings of 168 not out, scored from 144 balls and including 20 fours, against Pakistan Women in the Third One-Day International at Taunton on June 27.

A proverbial thorn in the Pakistan Women’s side, the 25-year-old Dover-born bat scored 484 runs across the six-match ODI and T20 series, after which she was voted Women’s Player of the Summer by her England team mates in the PCA Awards.

Tammy, who is a Chance to Shine Coaching Ambassador, grew up playing cricket with her father and brother for Sandwich CC, before making her debut for Kent in 2007.

She made her England ODI & T20I debuts in the West Indies in 2009, before successfully captaining the England Women’s Academy team on tours to Sri Lanka in 2014 and the UAE in 2015.

This year she was selected to open the batting for England in the World T20 Cup, since when she hasn’t looked back.

Tammy is in the midst of a busy winter and, following England’s series win in the West Indies, she was helping England to victory in their opening ODI against Sri Lanka on the day of the dinner so her mother Julie collected the award on her behalf.

She is the fifth winner of the Walter Lawrence Women’s Award since it was introduced and her winning silver medallion and a cheque for £500 were collected on her behalf by the former England captain and ECB Director of England Women’s Cricket, Clare Connor.

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