The whole BACA Cricket programme joined together on Friday 29th September to celebrate their coach Georgia Adams’ phenomenal season.
Georgia has been the assistant coach at BACA for the last five years working with nearly 100 students in her time on the cricket programme. The past two seasons have seen her juggle her professional playing commitments while providing outstanding coaching to the young players at BACA.
This season, like the previous two, has seen Georgia consistently be the most successful domestic player in the country. In 2023, she captained the Southern Vipers to both domestic titles and was a crucial member of the Southern Brave as they clinched The Hundred title for the first time. As an individual player, it was a clean sweep of every MVP award and quite rightly she has been shortlisted by her peers as the Women’s Player of the Year alongside Tammy Beaumont, Nat Sciver, and Bryony Smith.
On her final day at BACA, Georgia brought the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy and Charlotte Edwards Cup to BACA for the annual squad photo day. Plenty of selfies were taken after the official photo including with the very impressive The Hundred medal.
It is no surprise that Georgia has caught the eye of overseas teams and this winter will be playing for the New South Wales Breakers and the Adelaide Strikers in the WBBL.
The staff and students will miss her input and passion for state school cricket but the legacy she has created within the coaching programme and wider cricket community at BACA will last forever.
Director of Cricket, Alexia Walker, said: “Georgia has been an inspiration to all of our students and staff with her knowledge, vision and belief in our programme. We wish her well this winter and look forward to welcoming her back next summer as a lifelong ambassador of BACA Cricket.”
Jack Davies, BACA Principal described Georgia’s impact on the academy as “simply incredible. Georgia has achieved so much as a player and we are so lucky to have experienced her coaching and love for the game over the past few years at BACA. We are so proud of her journey and can’t wait to watch more of her amazing exploits on the pitch.”
Georgia herself reflected on her time at BACA: “The programme at BACA for young players is second to none! It allows cricketers to develop their skills on and off the pitch around great coaches and excellent facilities. Being part of the programme has benefited me hugely as a coach as well as helping me stay fine-tuned as a professional player. I’m looking forward to seeing the continued progress of everyone and will be back next summer to catch their brilliant performances on the pitch too.”