Lucy Rees has had an interest in cricket from a very early age, probably due to it being drummed in to her at home on a daily basis. She started playing at Briton Ferry Steel in the Under 9's and soon started training with West Glamorgan Girls under Aimee Rees. Although she thoroughly enjoyed the time with her team mates, she started to find the physical training difficult especially after she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.
When the West Glamorgan set up was changed to NDC she finished playing and took up scoring for Briton Ferry SCC 2nd XI. She seemed to enjoy scoring and said she felt part of the team.
After 2 seasons with the 2nds, the club asked if she would consider scoring for the 1st XI for the 2016 season. She agreed but only if she could get a qualification first. During the winter of 2015/2016 she successfully took the ECB ACO Level 1 Scoring Course with Kevin Probert at the SWALEC Stadium. She also sat a course on using a laptop to score (TCS).
Lucy was now ready for the season. After scoring only 3 SWCA matches she was contacted by John Prickett and asked to score a 2 day match for Cricket Wales Under 15 Boys v Yorkshire at Llandysul. She continued to score for Wales u15s for the rest of the season and was made to feel part of the team. Lucy was presented with a tracksuit by John Derrick which she really appreciated.
Lucy at Oundle
During July she had a break from scoring with Wales as she spent 3 weeks scoring in the London Schools Cricket Association County Tournaments at Oundle School in Northamptonshire. Lucy was invited there as an ECB ACO Young Official by Kevin Probert (ECB ACO Scoring Officer for Wales) and made many friends there and also met James Taylor (ex England cricketer).
Lucy also met numerous officials from ECB ACO including Sue Jones, who is the Young Officials Officer. Sue invited Lucy to score at the MCC Corporate Day at Lord's on September 8th. During the day Lucy had breakfast in the Long Room, scored at the Main Ground and Nursery Ground then had a meal with the players on the Mound Stand Rooftop Terrace.
Scoring in front of the Lord's Pavilion
This winter Lucy intends to sit Level 1A Scoring and a course on Duckworth Lewis, who knows what 2017 will bring?