Ireland Women Under-19s squad named for English fixtures

Part of the U19 squad training camp in January 2018
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2017 U19s side after beating Wales
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T20 at Malvern 2017
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The 2017 U19 Squad featured Gaby Lewis, Cara Murray and Rebecca Stokell - all part of the current WT20 squad in Netherlands
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Cricket Ireland has named the Under-19 Women’s squad to play four fixtures at Malvern College, Worcestershire next week.

Andrew Poynter, Head Coach of the Under-19s, said:

“I am really looking forward to this week of cricket, as it’s a good way for the players to put into practice what they have been working on during the winter, and in club cricket and Super 3s competitions.”

“The selectors have chosen a squad with plenty of experience – players likes Leah Paul, Aoife Beggs and Louise Little already have senior international caps. But I’m particularly pleased that most of the others in the squad have been gaining competitive experience at Super 3s level, which underscores the growing importance of that competition.”

“The players are well aware of the potential opportunities that this tour offers – Gaby Lewis, Cara Murray and Rebecca Stokell all represented the Under-19s last year, and all three are now in the current senior side that is competing successfully at the Women’s World T20 Qualifier at present. The Under-19s is the talent pipeline to the national senior team, and this squad shows that we have a lot of positives to look forward to over coming years.”

Ireland Women international Leah Paul will lead the side, with the 13-player squad being:

 

  • Leah Paul – Captain (Merrion CC / LCU); Aoife Beggs (YMCA CC / LCU); Sadhbh Breslin (Merrion CC / LCU); Aisling Byrne (The Hills CC / LCU); Alana Dalzell (Bready CC / NWCU); Jennifer Hanna (Donaghcloney Mill CC / NCU); Amy Hunter (Instonians CC / NCU); Hannah Little (Pembroke CC / LCU); Louise Little (Pembroke CC / LCU); Tess Maritz (Clontarf CC / LCU); Orla Prendergast (Pembroke CC / LCU); Cliona Tucker (Pembroke CC / LCU); Sarah White (Phoenix CC / LCU).

 Fixtures

17th July - Ireland U19 v Norfolk Junior (50 over)

18th July - Ireland U19 v Essex-Colwall (50 over)

19th July - Wales v Ireland U19  (T20)

19th July – Ireland U19 v Norfolk Senior (T20)