Colvin keen to pass on plaudits
Left-arm spinner Holly Colvin heaped praise on her team-mates after England defeated Australia in the Natwest Quadrangular T20 final at the Rose Bowl.
The 21-year-old was named player of the series after claiming seven wickets in the tournament and operating at a miserly economy rate of 4.55 runs per over.
However, although Colvin was pleased with her own performance, she insists it was a team effort.
“It’s key to any Twenty20 side to have every player contributing right down the order," she told ecb.co.uk.
“Every single bowler was taking wickets and I think our fielding has been outstanding this series which is something we pride ourselves on.
“We’re absolutely delighted to have won the tournament. It’s what we aimed to do this summer.”
“I’m just so proud to be putting in consistent performances for England.”
Colvin’s consistency has resulted in her picking up wickets in each of England’s four tournament fixtures including 2-16 from four overs in the second innings of the final, helping England to a 16-run victory.
The Sussex player modestly pointed to the playing conditions as attributing to her performance.
“It was a turner today! My eyes lit up when I saw the pitch and I’m just glad that I bowled to it," she added.
Colvin and the rest of the England Women’s team will now focus on the upcoming Natwest quadrangular one-day series which begins with a day/night game against India at Derby tomorrow.
Colvin is hoping her team will be able to build on their T20 success.
“We can’t wait. It’s great to have won this so we can bring some momentum into the ODI series," she continued.
“We’re just looking forward to it. Not much time to prepare but we’ll get stuck in to it.”