5 Facts About Young Australian Left-Handed Batter Phoebe Litchfield

  Phoebe Litchfield is a 19 years old Australian cricketer. ( Source : com )

Phoebe Litchfield was born to her parents, Andrew Litchfield and Catherine Litchfield. They raised her in Orange, New South Wales, Australia.

Litchfield got exposed to men's cricket at a young age, and she began playing the sport with her dad in the backyard. She got blessed with loving and supportive parents who never doubted her potential or forbade her from pursuing her interests, hobbies, and passions.

Furthermore, Andrew helped to shape her skills and athletic abilities from her childhood by serving as her coach and helping her become what she is today. With his guidance, Phoebe made it to the Women's National Cricket League team and the Women's Big Bash League as a left-handed batter.

Phoebe Litchfield Parents Are Australian 

Phoebe Litchfield's parents, Andrew Litchfield and Catherine Litchfield welcomed her on the 18th of April 2003. She is not the only child and has a brother named Jock Litchfield.

Raised in Orange, Litchfield's upbringing helped her to grow into a better person on and off the field. The athlete was exposed to men's cricket early and received positive support from her family.

Phoebe Litchfield walked down the streets with her beautiful mother, Catherine Litchfield.
Phoebe Litchfield walked down the streets with her beautiful mother, Catherine Litchfield. ( Source : instagram )

Andrew has been his daughter's trainer since childhood and is the best coach Phobe could ever ask for. Although she sometimes didn't listen to her dad, the father-daughter duo maintained a good professional relationship which helped her a lot in her career.

Furthermore, she still remembers Litchfield's advice as she is away from home in Sydney to play in the Women's National Cricket League and the Women's Big Bash League for the New South Wales Breakers and Sydney Thunder.

Five Fast Facts

The cricketer Phoebe Litchfield plays in the WBBL and WNCL.
The cricketer Phoebe Litchfield plays in the WBBL and WNCL. ( Source : instagram )

1) Phoebe is a young Australian cricketer aged 19 and plays as a left-handed batter. Furthermore, she occasionally plays as a right-arm leg-break bowler.

She was born on the 18th of April 2003 in Orange, Australia, as one of the two children of Andrew Litchfield and Catherine Litchfield. She has a sibling named Jock Litchfield.

2) The Cricketer attended Kinross Wolaroi School and enrolled in the University of Technology after graduating high school.

She is studying for a bachelor's degree in Media and Communications while playing in the Women's National Cricket League and Women's Big Bash.

The athlete gets pressured to complete her assignments on time and train for her games as she manages her studies and career side-by-side. Yet she still loves the tension as it's challenging and thrives on it.

3) Litchfield grew up playing cricket with her father. She had a cricket net in the backyard, so she used her spare time to practice playing with Andrew from an early age.

Phoebe Litchfield played hockey at Newcastle International Hockey Ground in 2019.
Phoebe Litchfield played hockey at Newcastle International Hockey Ground in 2019. ( Source : instagram )

Furthermore, the athlete got her batting technique from her dad, who has been very influential since she was a child. She also shared that she wouldn't have made it this far without her father.

Phoebe also shared that she would have been an actress if she weren't a cricket player. Likewise, her childhood dream was to be a runner at the Olympics. 

4) Phoebe also plays hockey. 

The athlete hasn't limited her talent to playing cricket and utilized her athletic and sportsman skills on the hockey field.

Phoebe Litchfield photographed with her brother Jock Litchfield in her hometown, Orange, New South Wales.
Phoebe Litchfield photographed with her brother Jock Litchfield in her hometown, Orange, New South Wales. ( Source : instagram )

She played in the 2019 SSA All-Australian Girls Hockey Team for 16 Years and Under while attending Kinross Wolaroi School and had the opportunity to tour South Africa with the squad in 2020. 

Litchfield has also shared the moments from that day on her Instagram. She also thanked all the hockey players for the fantastic game that led to their victory. 

5) Litchfield made her Women's Big Bash League debut when she was 16. The cricketer played her first WBBL match for the Sydney Thunder on the 18th of October 2019, scoring 26 runs off 22 balls. 

Furthermore, she became the youngest player to make a half-century during her second game for the Thunder in the WBBL. Likewise, Phoebe made it in Australia's A squad for their series against England A in January 2022. 

The athlete recently played a match against Sydney Sixers Women in North Sydney. Moreover, she has a long way to go to make more incredible achievements in the future, as she is full of potential, passion, and dedication.

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