Funded by the Lord’s Taverners, the Scholarship is awarded to the best female cricketer in Australia who is 21 or younger and grew up in rural Australia.

“It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity that I’m really looking forward to,” said Betts.

Hailing from Broken Hill, Betts, 20, made her Breezair SA Scorpions Twenty20 debut against New South Wales on 21 December 2012, while her first limited overs match came just a day later against the same side.

 

Betts was also a member of the Adelaide Strikers inaugural Rebel Women’s Big Bash League side this season, claiming five wickets in as many matches with her medium-paced bowling.

“I’m just looking forward to the experience of playing cricket in another country, that’s always been on my bucket list to be able to go over and play County cricket.”

“I’ve just started making contact with some of the girls so I’m really looking forward to getting over there and meeting them; they seem like a really great group with a good team culture.”

Betts becomes just the second female, behind last year’s recipient Meg Phillips (Tasmania), to receive the award.