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Cricket Scotland Women’s ICC U19 World Cup squad announced

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Cricket Scotland is delighted to announce the Scotland Women’s U19 squad for the inaugural ICC Women’s U19 cricket world cup to be held next year in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The tournament is made up of 16 teams split into groups of four, will be held between 7th January and 24th January 2023. Scotland feature in group D alongside India, South Africa, and the UAE. The top three teams from each group will then progress to the Super Six round, which will consist of two groups of six. If Scotland qualify, they will move to Group 1 which will comprise of three teams, each from Groups A and D.

The semi-finals on 27th January will consist of the top two teams from each group and the final will be played at the same venue on 29 January.

Commenting on the tournament, Peter Ross, Womens U19 Head Coach said “It is a hugely exciting time ahead for this U19 Scotland Women squad as they prepare for the inaugural U19 Women’s T20 World Cup.

“They will have the privilege of being the first Scottish female cricket team to ever participate in a World Cup and that is something which they can be proud of forever. It is scheduled to be a brilliant tournament that will provide a number of opportunities for these players to learn more about themselves as people and as developing cricketers.

“It was evident during their qualifying campaign that this is an extremely talented group who have the ability to deliver high quality performances. I am confident that, if they can continue to play with that same style and mindset, they will showcase how good a team they are and will play some really exciting cricket.”

Gordon Drummond, Head of Performance Pathway said  “This is an amazing opportunity for our U19s Women to participate in the first-ever Women’s U19s World Cup. 

“It’s a culmination of a lot of hard work from the players, clubs, schools, parents and CS staff over the last few years in developing the Women’s and Girls’ game in Scotland, and I’m hopeful that this group will continue to showcase and develop the sport in Scotland.

“The group’s performances in the qualifiers were exceptional and we are all excited about their potential leading into the World Cup.  Hopefully, the squad, staff and families can enjoy the occasion as they are fantastic tournaments to be part of.”

Squad

  • Katherine Fraser (c) – Stewart’s Melville
  • Ailsa Lister (vc)(wk) – Northern Lights / Stoneywood Dyce
  • Molly Barbour-Smith – Gunnersbury Women
  • Olivia Bell – Stockport Georgians
  • Darcey Carter – Hayes and Whitstable
  • Maryam Faisal – Clydesdale / West of Scotland
  • Maisie Maceira – Carlton / Gala
  • Orla Montgomery – Dumfries
  • Niamh Muir – Dumfries / St Michael’s
  • Molly Paton – Stewart’s Melville
  • Niamh Robertson-Jack – Grange
  • Nayma Sheikh – West of Scotland / East Kilbride
  • Anne Sturgess – West of Scotland / Clydesdale
  • Emily Tucker – Watsonians
  • Emma Walsingham – Stewart’s Melville

As part of the tournament preparation, the squad will be training at La Manga in Spain before Christmas and then will fly out to South Africa in early January to play some warm-up matches.

Scotland’s official tournament fixtures are as follows:

  • Saturday 14th January – vs UAE
  • Monday 16th January – vs South Africa
  • Wednesday 18th January – vs India
  • (Super Sixes and Playoffs from 20th- 29th January)

Details on match times and streaming coverage will be announced by the ICC prior to the tournament

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