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Mollie Ovenden, eight, in finals of cricket commentary competition
9:43am Thursday 29th August 2013 in News
A CRICKET-MAD Yorkshire girl has made it to the finals of a competition to be the country’s next top cricket commentator.
Eight-year-old Mollie Ovenden, of Upper Poppleton, York, is down to the final five of the competition launched by Wensleydale Creamery’s Junior Voice of Cricket.
Mollie said: “I am a huge cricket fan and as well as seeing England retain The Ashes this year, winning this competition would make this the best cricket season ever.”
The Press previously reported that when Mollie went to see England retain The Ashes, captain Alastair Cook took her York Maze pen after she gave it to him to sign an autograph for her with.
Mollie was picked from a panel of judges after young cricket fans from across the county were invited to put their interviewing skills to the test when they got to question Yorkshire County Cricket Club star Jack Brooks at Headingley Cricket Ground.
The videos of the interviews were then uploaded to Youtube where viewers can vote for their favourite cricket commentator of the future.
The winner will get an exclusive behind the scenes experience at Headingley Cricket Ground where they will watch England V Australia on Friday, September, 6.
To watch Mollie’s interview clip with Jack Brooks visit
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