Jazz WestleyJune 28, 2021
Jazz Westley plays her cricket at Mildenhall CC in west Suffolk and has this season been chosen to represent the Sunrisers Academy; the second highest level of cricket for players in this region behind the full Sunrisers squad. Jazz is an extremely talented cricketer who always strikes fear into a bowling attack when she comes into bat and can be pivotal with the ball and in the field too.
Read on to find out more about Jazz’s cricketing career, her favourite thing about playing cricket, and which international player she would love to have on her team one day.
How many years have you been playing cricket?
I’ve been playing since I can remember, but joined a cricket club when I was 5.
How did you get into cricket?
My family are very cricket orientated and I live opposite a club, so I was always around cricket when I was younger.
What is your most notable/best cricketing achievement?
Achieving 6-22 and 47 runs in a game against Middlesex (Essex under 17’s) last season
What is your favourite ground you have ever played at, and why?
Essex County Cricket ground (Cloud FM) for Essex Women because I’ve watched a lot of cricket there, so it was a pretty surreal experience.
Who is your cricketing idol?
Ellyse Perry or Marnus Labuschagne
What would be your walk out song?
Don’t look back into the sun (The Libertines) or Mr Brightside (The Killers)
What is your go to shot when batting?
What is your role in your team?
What’s the best cricket team item?
Apple & Blackcurrant Robinsons Squash
Which ‘Hundred’ side will you be supporting?
If you had to commentate on one moment in cricket history, what would you choose?
2019 Vitality Blast finals day; when Essex beat Worcestershire Rapids in a last ball thriller, Simon Harmer hitting the winning 4
What is your favourite thing about cricket?
I love the competitive nature of the game and the banter on and off the field
What is the weirdest thing in your cricket bag?
5-week old banana
If you could have any female international player in your team, who would you pick and why?
Ellyse Perry; she always has an impact on the game
What one piece of advice would you give someone starting the sport?
Enjoy yourself, the rest will come naturally and push yourself outside your comfort zone (meeting new people with similar interests)
What is your favourite warm up activity?
Rolling out (foam roller) and shoulder mobility
To follow Jazz’s season, go to the Mildenhall CC play-cricket page or follow the women’s EAPL season on Suffolk’s social media.
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