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.