Photo Credit: Cricket Ireland
The 2023 Fairbreak Invitational cricket tournament is taking place in Hong Kong from 3 April to 16 April, and once again will have Irish representation, as Gaby Lewis will re-unite with Team Sapphires for the second year in a row.
Also, 27-times capped Irish International, Celeste Raack will be part of the Warriors side as their team physio.
The Fairbreak Invitational is a privately funded women’s cricket tournament organised by Founder and MD of Fairbreak Global, Shaun Martyn, in conjunction with Cricket Hong Kong.
The global women’s cricket tournament will feature some of the world’s best players, including Katherin Sciver-Brunt, Deandra Dottin, Laura Wolvaardt, Marizanne Kapp, Chamari Athapaththu, Danni Wyatt, Bismah Maroof, Suné Luus, Lauren Winfield-Hill, Fatima Sana, Hayley Matthews, Jahanara Alam, Shabnim Ismail along with many others.
The tournament will feature 90 players from 36 countries & territories, in six teams playing 20 matches. All the games will be played at the Kowloon Cricket Club in Hong Kong. The six teams are the Warriors, Sapphires, Tornadoes, Barmy Army, Falcons, and Team Spirit.
The Tornadoes are the defending champions, having defeated the Falcons by eight wickets in 2022.
Matches featuring Gaby Lewis
• Sapphires v Warriors: Tuesday 4 April at 3am (Irish time).
• Sapphires v Team Spirit: Friday 7 April at 3am (Irish time).
• Sapphires v Tornadoes: Sunday 9 April at 3am (Irish time).
• Sapphires v Falcons: Tuesday 11 April at 3am (Irish time).
• Sapphires v Barmy Army: Wednesday 12 April at 3am (Irish time).
The finals stage then follows:
• Third/Fouth place playoff: Friday 15 April at 3am (Irish time).
• First semi-final: Saturday 15 April at 3am (Irish time).
• Second semi-final: Saturday 15 April at 7am (Irish time).
• Final: Sunday 16 April at 3am (Irish time).
Barmy Army: Lauren Winfield-Hill (capt), Rumana Ahmed, Shemaine Campbelle, Laura Cardoso, Rubina Chhetry, Deandra Dottin, Kavisha Egodage, Keenu Gil, Roberta Moretti Avery, Tara Norris, Iqra Sahar, Fatima Sana, Ruchitha Venkatesh, Laura Wolvaardt.
Warriors: Sindhu Sriharsha (capt), Kathryn Bryce, Shamilia Connell, Mignon du Preez, Esha Oza, Ellie Johnston, Jess Kerr, Yasmeen Khan, Phoebe Litchfield, Marina Martinez, Hayley Matthews, Tanya Ruma, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Shanzeen Shahzad, Alison Sui.
Sapphires: Sana Mir (capt), Kary Chan, Jivana Aras, Erin Burns, Aditi Chudasama, Babette de Leede, Katie Mack, Tash Farrant, Shabnim Ismail, Sibona Jimmy, Geetika Kodali, Gaby Lewis, Maryam Omar, Katherine Sciver-Brunt.
Tornadoes: Stafani Taylor (capt), Diana Baig, Maryam Bibi, Ariana Dowse, Aliya Riaz, Winifred Duraisingam, Sterre Kalis, Suné Luus, Sita Magar, Natasha Miles, Mary-Anne Musonda, Akari Nishimura, Chanida Sutthiruang, Dane van Niekerk, Andrea-Mae Zepeda.
Falcons: Suzie Bates (capt), Jahanara Alam, Mas Elysa, Kaia Arua, Chamri Athapaththu, Christina Gough, Anju Gurung, Mariko Hill, Marizanne Kapp, Nannapat Koncharoenkai, Marina Lamplough, Theertha Satish, Gunjan Shukla, Sornnarin Tippoch, Danni Wyatt.
Team Spirit: Nicola Carey (capt), Gargi Bhogle, Sarah Bryce, Nattaya Boochatham, Naruemol Chaiwai, Natthakan Chantam, Yasmin Daswani, Sophia Dunkley, Mahika Gaur, Betty Chan, Ayabonga Khaka, Bismah Maroof, Shizuka Miyaji, Nensi Patel, Kerry-Anne Tomlinson.
WHERE TO WATCH AND FOLLOW
All Fairbreak 2023 matches will be livestreamed on Recast TV.
• Sign up for free at this link.
• To follow the tournament, click here.