Australia's Under 19 Women's Team, including Tasmanian Roar WNCL player Courtney Webb, has qualified for Sunday's Final of the South Africa U19s Tri-Series Tournament after going through the 50-Over format undefeated across four matches...

TOUR UPDATE - RESULTS

South Africa Emerging Women’s Tri-Series Tournament Table

Australia Under 19s Women: 4 matches - 4 wins, 0 losses
South Africa Emerging Players Women: 4 matches - 2 wins, 2 losses
England Academy Women: 4 matches - 0 wins, 4 losses

South Africa Emerging Women’s Tri-Series Fixture Results

1st Match - April 12: Australia U19s Women v England Academy Women, South Africa
AUSTRALIA WON BY 9 RUNS: AUS 169 (47.2/50), ENG 160 (34.5/50)
TAS Player: Courtney Webb – Batting: Run Out 12 (15), Bowling: 0/19 (4.4 overs, 2 maidens).

2nd Match - April 14: Australia U19s Women v South Africa Emerging Players Women, South Africa
AUSTRALIA WON BY 120 RUNS: AUS 280 (50/50), SA 160 (36.2/50)
TAS Player: Courtney Webb – Batting: Bowled 1 (5), Bowling: 0/13 (1 over).

3rd Match - April 18: Australia U19s Women v England Academy Women, South Africa
AUSTRALIA WON BY 6 WICKETS: ENG 144 (41.4/50), AUS 4/147 (36.4/50)
TAS Player: Courtney Webb – Did Not Bat, Did Not Bowl.

4th Match - April 20: Australia U19s Women v South Africa Emerging Players Women, South Africa
AUSTRALIA WON BY 177 RUNS: AUS 7/305 (50/50), SA 128 (28.5/50)
TAS Player: Courtney Webb – Did Not Bat, Bowling: 0/8 (4 overs).

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T20 Match - April 24: Australia U19s Women v England Academy Women, South Africa
AUSTRALIA LOST BY 20 RUNS: ENG 5/195 (20/20), AUS 5/175 (20/20)
TAS Player: Courtney Webb – Batting: LBW 18 (12), Bowling: 1/22 (2 overs).

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ORIGINAL TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT

The Cricket Australia Women’s Youth Selection Panel has named a 14-player Australian Under 19 squad to travel to South Africa during April to take part in a tri-series with South Africa and England.

The tour will be the first time Australia has sent an Under 19 women’s team overseas and the first time the side has played in 15 years, having last played in a 2003 series against England.

Australia Under 19 Squad:

Name

U18 Team

State

WBBL Club

Stella Campbell

NSW Metro

 

Sydney Sixers (Rookie)

Maddy Darke

NSW Metro

 

 

Hannah Darlington

NSW Metro

 

Sydney Thunder

Josephine Dooley

QLD

QLD

Brisbane Heat (Rookie)

Ellen Falconer

SA

SA

Adelaide Strikers

Nicole Faltum

VIC

VIC

Melbourne Stars

Saskia Horley

NSW Metro

NSW

 

Hayley Silver-Holmes

NSW Metro

 

Sydney Thunder (Rookie)

Annabel Sutherland

VIC

VIC

Melbourne Stars

Rachel Trenaman

ACT/NSW Country

NSW

Sydney Thunder

Tayla Vlaeminck

VIC

VIC

Melbourne Renegades

Georgia Wareham

VIC

VIC

Melbourne Renegades

Courtney Webb

TAS

TAS

Hobart Hurricanes (Rookie)
Tasmanian Roar (WNCL)

Tahlia Wilson

ACT/NSW Country

 

 


Coach:
Leah Poulton

Assistant Coaches: Ben Sawyer and Luke Williams

The tri-series will pit Australia against South Africa’s Emerging Women and England Women’s Academy across four 50-over matches and two Twenty20s. The final will be played as a 50-over match on 28 April.

The leadership duties will be split across the formats, with 16-year-old all-rounder Rachael Trenaman named captain of the 50-over side, with Tasmanian Courtney Webb her deputy, whilst Saskia Horley will lead the T20 side with the support of Annabel Sutherland.

Speaking about the addition of an Under 19 tour for the first time in more than a decade, Cricket Australia High Performance Coach and Under 19 Head Coach Leah Poulton said:

“I think it just goes to show how fast the female pathway has moved over the last few years. It’s an exciting time for women’s cricket and if Australia wants to stay at the top, we really need to invest in our pathway, which I believe we’re doing well.

“The tour presents a really good opportunity for the players to get a taste of what it’s like to be in an elite touring environment. Putting your skills to the test in a variety of different conditions and situations is an essential part of being an elite cricketer.

“England and South Africa are two very good teams who will present some good challenges for the group. We want the players to be tested and to be pushed outside their comfort zones and to have to adapt to the different situations they find themselves in. This is a really exciting group of players who I think all have big futures in the game so I’m looking forward to seeing how they perform.”

The re-introduction of an Under 19 side follows a restructure to the female pathway last year which brought it in line with the male pathway, with an Australia A side, Cricket Australia XI and National Performance Squad replacing the previous Under 21 Shooting Stars.

Australian Under 19 Tour of South Africa Fixture:

12 April, England Women Academy v Australia Under 19s, TUT Oval, Johannesburg (50-overs)

14 April, South Africa Emerging Women v Australia Under 19s, Elkah Stadium, Pretoria (50-overs)

18 April, Australia Under 19s v England Women Academy, TUT Oval, Johannesburg (50-overs)

20 April, South Africa Emerging Women v Australia Under 19s, Tuks Oval, Pretoria (50-overs)

24 April, England Women Academy v Australia Under 19s, Tuks Oval, Pretoria (T20)

26 April, Australia Under 19s v England Women Academy, TUT Oval, Johannesburg (T20)

29 April, FINAL, Tuks Oval, Pretoria (50-over)