Ireland Women To Take On South Africa

Ireland Women celebrate a wicket
Ireland Women will play South Africa Women in three Twenty20 Internationals this September
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Ireland Women will play South Africa Women in a series of three Twenty20 Internationals in Solihull in September.

The series will be head coach Trent Johnston's last before departing to take up a coaching role with New South Wales.

"It’s fantastic for the Women to have these three games against one of the best sides in the world," Johnston said.
"We always want to improve and challenge ourselves against the Full Members and this series will give the players a great opportunity to gauge where they are in terms of their development on the world stage."

The three matches will be played on 9th and 10th September, with the first two games being played as a double-header on the 9th at Solihull's Mosley Cricket Club.

Cricket Ireland Performance Director Richard Holdsworth added: "We are very grateful to Cricket South Africa for agreeing to these fixtures during their trip to England.

"It is so important our senior team gains more experience in the T20 format and these three International T20s will give the squad high quality cricket ahead of next year's ICC Women's World T20 Qualifier.  
"It will be Trent Johnston's final series as head women's coach and I know the players will want him to end his role on a high with some very competitive performances.
"Cricket Ireland is indebted to the England and Wales Cricket Board for its significant role in facilitating these fixtures and to Moseley Cricket Club who are hosting Ireland for the second year in succession."

South Africa play the last of three Twenty20 Internationals against England on 7th September at Edgbaston, and will stay on in the Midlands to play Ireland.

South Africa have won all four previous meetings between the two sides, three times earlier this year and once in 2008.

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