CRICKET: Witchford fast bowler Millie Oddi to play for Melbourn

Cricket star Millie Oddi.

Cricket star Millie Oddi. - Credit: Archant

Witchford cricketer Millie Oddi will spend the New Year playing for Melbourne Cricket Club.

Fast bowler Millie, 19, made a name for herself with impressive performances for King’s Ely and later the Essex County team.

She will fly down under in January and play for Melbourne until the spring and then will go on to travel the country with friends.

Millie said: “The reason I am doing it is to gain more experience in a place where the standards are set to be higher and to improve and bring on my own game.

“A couple of other girls often go out for half seasons/full seasons from counties. I decided about a year ago that I wanted to do the same, and so got in contact with a friend out there who used to be the captain at Essex two years ago.

“The idea is also that by playing out there for those three months I will come back ready for my English season with Essex and should be a stronger and better player from all of the experience.”