Rhia Sedha joins Team Kookaburra
Rhia Sedha has been crowned the winner of ‘The 1’ following the nationwide search for cricket’s next number one junior female all-rounder.
The national competition was open to girls aged 12-18 and is run by former England cricketer Lydia Greenway and her online coaching platform, the Girls Cricket Club.
The 16-year-old attends Allerton High School and plays for Shadwell CC in mixed cricket and Men’s Senior Cricket. She also plays for Saxton CC Women’s and Girls teams, as well as representing Yorkshire at U18 County level.
The competition, formulated by former England cricketer Greenway, was comprised of eight different challenges which assessed all aspects of cricketing ability to help find the best all-rounder. Similar to what you see in the NFL Draft: Longest Throw, Direct Hits, Speed Gates, High Catches, Flat Catches, Gap Hitting, Range Hitting and finally Death Bowling. The tests were designed to not just showcase each contestant’s athletic ability but also how they could perform in pressure situations.
During a nail-biting final round at Welbeck CCC, the Leeds schoolgirl stepped up when it mattered most and delivered the perfect Yorker during the Death Bowling challenge to win the competition.