Kent stars prepare for Women’s U-19s T20 World Cup

Sunday 2nd January 2022


Kent stars prepare for Women’s U-19s T20 World Cup

The first ever ICC Women’s U19 T20 World Cup is set to take place in South Africa from 14-29 January 2023, with four Kent Women cricketers involved in the tournament.

Of the 16 teams participating, two sides will have Kent representation.

Horses all-rounder Darcey Carter will represent Scotland through her mother’s family, after her score of 103 not out against the Netherlands helped clinch World Cup qualification.

She had left it to the last ball of the innings against the Dutch to get to a century, nailing a 6 back over the bowlers head to move to 103* off 55 balls, with 12 fours & two sixes.

For England, Kent Women’s 2022 Player of the Year Grace Scrivens is included alongside Kent & South East Stars teammates Ryana MacDonald-Gay & Alexa Stonehouse, who will be a part of England’s bowling attack throughout the competition of 16 international sides.

Selection of the England side was chaired by Richard Bedbrook, Head of England Women Performance Pathways. Bedbrook said: “It’s hugely exciting to name this squad and to think ahead to the opportunity that awaits the players.

“They’re a tremendous group of young cricketers with great potential at the beginning of their journeys in the game. They’ll all benefit hugely from this experience – on and off the field.

“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.”

England Women Under-19 T20 World Cup Squad in full:

  • Ellie Anderson (Worcestershire & Central Sparks)
  • Hannah Baker (Warwickshire & Central Sparks)
  • Josie Groves (Northamptonshire & Lightning)
  • Liberty Heap (Lancashire & Thunder)
  • Niamh Holland (Somerset & Western Storm)
  • Ryana MacDonald-Gay (Kent & South East Stars)
  • Emma Marlow (Yorkshire & Northern Diamonds)
  • Charis Pavely (Worcestershire & Central Sparks)
  • Davina Perrin (Staffordshire & Central Sparks)
  • Lizzie Scott (Durham & Northern Diamonds)
  • Grace Scrivens (Kent & Sunrisers)
  • Sophia Smale (Wales & Western Storm)
  • Seren Smale (Lancashire & Thunder)
  • Alexa Stonehouse (Kent & South East Stars)
  • Maddie Ward (Nottinghamshire & Lightning)

England Women U19 World Cup Fixtures:

  • Sunday January 15: England Women U19 vs. Zimbabwe Women U19, 13:45
  • Tuesday January 17: England Women U19 vs. Pakistan Women U19, 13:45
  • Thursday January 19: England Women U19 vs. Rwanda Women U19, 10:00
  • Saturday January 21-Wednesday January 25: Super Six League (The top three teams from Group A versus the top three teams in Group D; Group B v Group C)
  • Friday January 27: ICC Women’s U19 World Cup Semi-Finals, 10:00 & 13:45
  • Sunday January 29: ICC Women’s U19 World Cup Final, 13:45