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England Women's U19 squad announced

A 15-player squad has been announced for England Women's U19s inaugural tour of South Africa next month.

Yorkshire's Jess Watson will captain the side for three T20s and four one-day internationals.

The young squad will face Emerging South Africa in three games of each format as well as playing a one-off ODI against South Africa on October 21st at Potchefstroom.

Head of women's cricket Clare Connor said: “This squad of players have put in some consistently strong performances in the EWDP U19 competition and for their counties to earn their selection and they should be rightly proud of being picked for this inaugural England Women's U19 tour.

“The England Women's team has set high standards this summer with their impressive Ashes victory and we hope that this crop of under 19 players aspire to equally high standards of performance."

The T20 series begins on October 11 with the ODI leg of the series getting under way on October 17.

England Women's U19 squad to tour South Africa:

Jess Watson (Captain, Yorkshire)
Georgia Adams (Sussex)
Stephanie Butler (Staffordshire)
Amara Carr (Wicketkeeper, Devon)
Izzy Collis (Sussex)
Aylish Cranstone (Devon)
Freya Davies (Sussex)
Grace Gibbs (Kent)
Lydia Harris (Devon)
Georgia Hennessy (Warwickshire)
Marie Kelly (Warwickshire)
Sophie Luff (Somerset)
Fi Morris (Berkshire)
Cait O'Keefe (Devon)
Carla Rudd (Berkshire)

Schedule

Fri 11 Oct: 1st T20 v Emerging SA, PUK Oval, Potchefstroom

Sun 13 Oct: 2nd T20 v Emerging SA, Potch Defence Field, Potchefstroom

Mon 14 Oct: 3rd T20 v Emerging SA, PUK Oval, Potchefstroom

Thu 17 Oct: 1st ODI v Emerging SA, PUK Oval, Potchefstroom

Sat 19 Oct: 2nd ODI v Emerging SA, Potch Defence Field, Potchefstroom

Mon 21 Oct: ODI v South Africa, PUK Oval, Potchefstroom

Thu 24 Oct: 3rd ODI v Emerging SA, PUK Oval, Potchefstroom

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