Congratulations to Worth cricketer Faye Mullins and younger sister Hope who made their senior Sussex debuts alongside each other this summer.
Faye has gone on to play four times for the county, opening the bowling twice and being involved in wins against Kent and Hampshire. She has been involved in the Sussex development pathway since U11s and has been playing a lot for the U18s this summer.
Hope has been playing for the Southern Vipers EPP programme but, after making her senior debut alongside Faye, has been out injured.
It has been an excellent breakthrough year for Faye, who now has those four appearances to her name. She said: “It was a little bit stressful when I found out I was making my debut but I had played U18s matches that week and it was calming to know we had been picked to put into practice what I had learnt and it was an opportunity to showcase my ability. It was so much fun and it was weird playing alongside my coaches but they were very helpful.”
Faye is part of the 1st XI squad at Worth and she believes the coaching at Worth under Head of Cricket Mr Raj Chaudhuri has significantly helped her development, as has playing alongside boys.
She said: “I have learnt so much about cricket at school, especially the tactical aspects, with things like fielding placements and variation balls. All the coaching from Raj and extra practice has made such a difference. Being a girl on the team is embraced at Worth and it develops my game so much. It is a much faster paced game and you find much more confidence through playing with boys. You learn to throw the ball harder and faster, to then go back to the ladies game and put it into action.
“I will do lots of winter training this winter. Next year I am hoping to do regular training with the ladies, and see where that takes me next season.”
Well done to Faye and Hope. Worth is proud of your achievements.