Ealing is delighted to confirm the signing of Northern Brave star Holly Topp for their upcoming Women’s campaign.
Topp is a young wicket-keeper batswoman on her first domestic contract with Northern Districts.
Last year, she attended NZC development camps in Lincoln and is pushing New Zealand selection. Since her List A debut in February 2020, Holly has played 29 matches across both 50 over and T20 formats, since her breakthrough 2021/22 season.
In the Hallyburton Johnstone Shield competition to date, Topp has scored 124 runs at 17.71 with a highest score of 47. With increasing opportunities in this one-day format, she expects her average to fly in years to come. Following her debut in the Dream 11 Super Smash in December 2021, Topp is working hard on her power game with the bat in a view to becoming a multi-dimensional cricketer.
The young up-and-comer is working hard toward NZ development selection, with an emphasis on performance in both club and domestic competitions with the bat and gloves. She is also developing her fielding ability and hoping her versality with both the gloves, and in the outfield will prove dividends in future.
Topp has just finished her university degree, and is now set to embark on her maiden UK stint following her current domestic summer for ND.
Alongside playing, Topp is keen to develop her coaching abilities and qualifications to leave the next generation of cricketers in a better cricketing place. She has Smash Play Activator, Foundation, Advanced Foundation, and Development course (equivalent to NZC Level 1) qualifications. By the end of this summer (2022/23), she will have completed her Advanced Development course (equivalent to NZC Level 2).
Holder of a British Passport, Topp has signed to play club cricket for Ealing in 2023 and hopes to break into higher honours in England throughout the season.