Kent all-rounder Izzy Cloke has been named in the England Women’s Academy (EWA) squad to tour South Africa.
The Tunbridge Wells teenager made her senior Kent debut in 2016 aged just 15 and has played 16 matches to date after impressing in the age-group squads.
The purpose of the tour is to allow players in and around the EWA the opportunity to develop their skills, within a competitive environment, against their peers from South Africa and Australia.
The squad leaves on Friday (April 6) and returns to the UK on April 30, a week before the women’s county season begins.
Kent start their season at home with matches against Yorkshire and Lancashire at The County Ground, Beckenham on Sunday 6 May and Bank Holiday Monday 7 May (11am start).
Squad: Hollie Armitage (Yorkshire), Lauren Bell (Berkshire), Georgia Boyce (Nottinghamshire), Ellen Burt (Sussex), Izzy Cloke (Kent), Charlie Dean (Hampshire), Sophia Dunkley (Middlesex), Alice Dyson (Derbyshire), Helen Fenby (Durham), Sarah Glenn (Derbyshire), Emma Lamb (Lancashire), Alice Monaghan (Hampshire), Tara Norris (Sussex), Ellie Threlkeld (Lancashire).
Tour fixtures: Tuesday April 10 England v South Africa, Thursday April 12 England v Australia, Saturday April 14 South Africa v Australia, Monday April 16 England v South Africa, Wednesday April 18 Australia v England, Friday April 20 South Africa v Australia, Sunday April 22 South Africa v England, Tuesday April 24 England v Australia, Thursday April 26 Australia v South Africa, Saturday April 28 Tri-Series Final