Allrounder Laura Jackson made three appearances for Thunder in the 2020 Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy, taking two wickets and scoring 23 runs, before establishing a regular spot in the XI the following season, picking up the club's breakthrough player of the year gong in the process.
In 2022, her first season as a professional after previously balancing her cricketing commitments with working in her dad's packaging consultancy firm, she picked up seven wickets in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy – second to Alex Hartley – and a further four wickets in the Charlotte Edwards Cup.
An aggressive swing bowler, she attributes her upturn in form to altering her run-up and putting in more hours in the gym to add extra pace. She has ambitions of becoming a genuine allrounder.
"Now I'm in the swing with my stock ball, I need to get my variations firing so I'm more threatening when I bowl. We need someone in the squad to bowl with Crossy and hopefully I can be that person," she told The Cricketer.
"With the bat, I'm not a typical fast bowler-batter, I don't just whack it. I like to hit the gaps, rotate the strike and support the batter at the other end. I've been working on all aspects so I can hit 360 and score in all areas. I aspire to be that allrounder in the team."
Jackson has previously represented Cheshire and Cumbria alongside Lancashire at county level and spent a winter playing cricket in Melbourne for Edinburgh CC.
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