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Phoebe Litchfield named WBBLI07 Young Gun

24 November 2021

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Talented teen rewarded for best season yet batting at No. 3

In just her second full season with Sydney Thunder, Phoebe Litchfield has been named Weber WBBL|07’s ‘Young Gun’.

The Young Gun award is given to the best player under 21 years of age, as selected by Cricket Australia’s National Selection Panel.

The 18-year-old juggled her NSW Higher School Certificate commitments throughout the campaign while starring at number three in an injury-hit Thunder outfit, scoring 263 runs in the tournament.

Previous winners of the award are Darcie Brown, Hannah Darlington, Georgia Wareham, Sophie Molineux, Ashleigh Gardner and Lauren Cheatle.

“It means a lot to be recognised with this award. It’s a surprise, to be honest. I could think of a number of other young players who would be deserving of this award, which is really exciting for the future," said Litchfield.

“Batting at No. 3 was a challenge but also a great opportunity. I was very privileged that Trevor Griffin trusted me with that spot and I hope I made the most of it.”

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