Calmore Sports’ talented young all-rounder Eve O’Neill has been selected as one of the 12 players who will be a part of the Southern Vipers’ Academy for 2022-23 season.

Eve, who has burst through the ranks and became a regular in the Championship winning 2nd XI in 2022, was named as one of the two new incumbants, alongside Kent’s Megan Sturge.

The leg-spinner and middle-order batter is one of five players from Hampshire to be selected, alongside Poppy-Jay Watkins, Rachel King, Caitlin Chissell and Gemma Porter, all of who have been a part of the Academy set-up for a couple of seasons.

Senior Regional Talent manager Ian Cox said in their press statement, “We are pleased to welcome Meg and Eve to our Academy programme.  They will join an exciting group of players who, I’m sure, will embrace the challenges of Academy life at the Vipers.

“We are also excited to launch the new regional EPP. We have 32 young players across 4 hubs and the girls will have access to high level training across all relevant skills to help them progress. This programme is being led by Regional Talent Managers Beth Morgan and James Schofield with support from coaches from around the region to compliment various skill sets.”

Calmore Sports are absolutely delighted for Eve, who has come through the Calmore youth set-up and James Hibberd’s Cricket Academy and has produced some stellar performances, none more so than the five wickets she took for the 2s this season in the brilliant victory over title-challengers Locks Heath.

Many congratulations Eve!  #ShesOneOfOurOwn