Megan Russell claimed a series of unique accolades when she played a prestigious cricket final at Lords.

The 15-year-old, who plays for Greenfield Cricket club, scooped the player of the game award, she was also captain, wicket-keeper, opening bat and highest scorer of the team in the prestigious final with Bolton at MCC Foundation. 

Megan, a pupil at Saddleworth School, scored 37 runs in a total of 110 to secure a resounding win for Bolton against Guildford Hub.

Megan has played at Greenfield Cricket Club since she was nine years old. She has also played junior sections, girls sections, ladies first team, 4th, 3rd and 2nd team.

Her proud mother, Sally Shepherd, said: “The whole experience of going to Lords was overwhelming.

"As I'm new to cricket, Lord's was a little bit lost on me. But it's special, the place is special, the day was special. And I can't quite believe it happened."

She added: “We handed out our T-shirts done by Drifthill Designs and all the girls seemed excited.

"They left us and we made our way to the pavilion. Just wow and we got ourselves some amazing seats on the balcony.

“Megan had her first interview of the day and we had a lovely tour of the museum, the ground and the media centre.

“Megan lost the toss so we were put to field. It wasn't what she wanted, but she was much calmer. Guildford posted 108. Megan kept well, Lily Bailey bowled great, but their captain did the damage - until she was run out by Megan.

“So Megan puts on her helmet again, walks through the long room and steps out onto the grass as opening bat. I cannot express how I felt.

"Sick probably sums it up. But she did what she does. And she smacked her first ever six at Lords. I was in bits."

She went on: "It really was a fantastic game of cricket played in the home of cricket. 

“She's truly, truly amazing. A very special young lady and I think that proves it. So so proud. What a day."