Shelley scores big at Lords ground debut

Shelley Clayton with her Lords bicentenary medallion EMN-141006-122051001

Shelley Clayton with her Lords bicentenary medallion EMN-141006-122051001

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The recent Royal London one-day international between Sri Lanka and England at Lords totted up almost 600 runs and one Market Rasen woman scored all of them.

Shelley Clayton says she had a ‘brilliant day’ when she was picked to act as scorer for the Sri Lankan cricket team.

“This really was a once in a lifetime opportunity,” 
said Shelley, who began her scoring career at Market Rasen in 1977.

“It was my first time at Lords and it was fantastic to be there scoring. It was really good match”

And while it was a first for Shelley, it proved to be a first for the ground too.

Her regular team Lindum sent flowers to her care of the scoreboard; the first time this has been done.

This year marks the bicentenary of the Lords ground too and Shelley is now the proud owner of a limited edition medallion, awarded to anyone who takes part as a player or an official at any match in 2014.

“It is a wonderful souvenir to have of the day, along with the programme which has my name listed as scorer,” added Shelley.

Along with the medal, Shelley received a letter from MCC President Mike Gatting and she will also receive a certificate to say she has been a Lords scorer.