Lydia Greenway Voted England Fans Player of the 2015 Women’s Ashes

Whilst Ellyse Perry was rightly awarded overall Player of the Series in the 2015 Women’s Ashes, England fans have had their say, voting for batsman and superstar fielder Lydia Greenway as their England Player of the Series.

Greenway hasn’t had the easiest of times recently, after a run of indifferent scores led to her being dropped for the final Women’s International Championship ODI of England’s winter tour to New Zealand in February.

But she has come roaring back in the Women’s Ashes this summer, starting off with a half-century in the 1st ODI at Taunton, and going on to top the list of England’s run-scorers in the series, with 202 at an average of 34.

This summer has seen a renewed determination from Greenway to defend her wicket. Having largely pared back her game to a big, solid forward defensive and of course her trademark sweeps, her Strike Rate has been down somewhat on her career overall; but at a time when England’s middle-order has needed backbone more than anything else, the new Greenway’s presence has been a welcome one.

Meanwhile her sharpness in the field continues to be worth an extra 10-20 runs in every game she plays; not to mention her 4 catches and 3 run-outs in the series.

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One thought on “Lydia Greenway Voted England Fans Player of the 2015 Women’s Ashes

  1. A deserved winner I think. She did very well, and frustrated Australia for long periods. Personally I can’t choose between her, Shrubsole, or Sciver for our player of the series. Greenway was of the few batters I think the Aussies were getting fed up of, and would have been glad to see the back of her!

    Maybe a little known stat: Greenway faced 452 deliveries in the series: over 50% more than the next most bowled-to batter: Nat Sciver. This reinforces how hard she was for Australia to dislodge. Aside from her sub-20 strike rate in the test match, Greenway actually scored quite quickly in limited overs, ranging between about 65-75 strike rate in the ODIs and over 90 in the final T20.

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