From Daily Mail, August 24, 2006. (The paper was lying on a seat in the coach from Gatwick – my excise for reading this paper!)
The youngest cricketer – male or female – to play a test match for England has notched up 10 A*s in her GCSEs and an A at AS-Level.
Holly Colvin, 16, takes her place in the England side today knowing she has achieved a clean sweep in her exams.
The Brighton College pupil made history as the youngest test cricketer when she lined up against the Australians in Hove last year. Holly and her team-mates are surrently midway through the one-day NatWest Women's series against India at the Rose Bowl in Southampton.
Holly took an AS-level in Maths a year early, scoring an A in all three papers.
She will stay on at Brighton to do A-levels in
maths, biology, chemistry and Latin and hopes to go to university. …
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