Reynolds gets rewarded for top individual highest score

Lilly Reynolds is pictured receiving her Walter Lawrence Women's Award for the highest individual score in a season from former Kent and England one-day international Matthew Fleming in The Long Room at Lord's. Photograph courtesy of www.mattbright.co.uk
Lilly Reynolds is pictured receiving her Walter Lawrence Women's Award for the highest individual score in a season from former Kent and England one-day international Matthew Fleming in The Long Room at Lord's. Photograph courtesy of www.mattbright.co.uk

Cricketer Lilly Reynolds has been presented with the Walter Lawrence Women’s Award for the highest individual score in a season.

Twenty-year-old Lilly, who started her cricket career with Mildenhall CC, scored 170 off 154 balls for Essex Women against Worcestershire.

The annual award is won by the player with the highest individual score in a season from the ECB Women’s County Championship, the ECB Women’s County T20 Cup and all England Women’s matches played on home soil.

The right-handed opener struck 27 fours in her innings during a 68-run victory against Worcestershire Women in the Royal London Women’s One-Day Cup, Division Two match, at Garon Park, Southend in July.

The award was presented by former Kent and England one-day international all-rounder Matthew Fleming.

She received a special silver medallion, a cheque for £500 and a magnum of Veuve Clicquot.

Lilly, who also bowls left-arm fast-medium pace, played for the Suffolk boys’ Under-11 team, before moving to Cambridgeshire to start girls’ youth cricket.

It was there that she was selected to trial for the England U19 development programme, which she was a part of up until 2014, representing an England Under-19 team in Dubai.

Lilly moved to Essex on loan three years ago, before becoming a fully-fledged player with the county.