Kent stars gear up for U19 Women’s T20 World Cup

Tuesday 3rd January 2023


Kent stars gear up for U19 Women’s T20 World Cup

Four Kent Women cricketers will be involved in the first-ever ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup, which takes place in South Africa from 14 – 29 January.

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16 teams will participate in the tournament – England are in Group B alongside Pakistan, Zimbabwe & Rwanda & have Ryana MacDonald-Gay, Grace Scrivens & Alexa Stonehouse in their midst.

All three are expected to make contributions with the ball – all-rounder Grace Scrivens won Kent Women’s Players’ Player of the Year for a second consecutive season & also the big prize of Player of the Year at the 2022 Spitfire Kent Cricket awards, whilst MacDonald-Gay also walked away with two accolades; Women’s Young Player of the Year & Bowler of the Year.

Scrivens heads to the U19s T20 World Cup after also being named in the PCA’s Vitality Women’s Team of the Year for her performances at her regional side, Sunrisers.

MacDonald-Gay impressed with both bat & ball for Kent Women in 2022, taking the most wickets for the Horses during the season & providing invaluable runs in the lower-middle order across both formats.

Selection for the England squad was chaired by Richard Bedbrook, Head of England Women Performance Pathways. Bedbrook said: “The ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup will provide an exciting platform for the best young players around the world and it will be really exciting to see our players compete against their peers in a global event.”

For Scotland, Kent young gun Darcey Carter is named in the squad to make the trip to South Africa. Scotland are in Group D with India, hosts South Africa, & the UAE.

Scotland’s qualification schedule was ended with the Kent all-rounder’s impressive score of 103 not out against the Netherlands. Carter left it to the last ball of the innings to go to 100, nailing a 6 back over the bowlers head to move to 103* off 55 balls, with 12 fours and 2 sixes.

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