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SCOTLAND WOMEN ANNOUNCE U19 WORLD CUP SQUAD

Sunrisers Academy’s Molly Barbour-Smith has been selected in Scotland’s squad for the upcoming ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup.



The young all-rounder, who plays her club cricket at Gunnersbury in Middlesex, starred for the side in their ICC World T20 qualifiers against Netherlands earlier this year, and has been selected to continue her journey in the full tournament. Scotland squad:


Katherine Fraser (c) – Stewart’s Melville

Ailsa Lister (vc)(wk) – Northern Lights / Stoneywood Dyce

Molly Barbour-Smith – Gunnersbury Women

Olivia Bell – Stockport Georgians

Darcey Carter – Hayes and Whitstable

Maryam Faisal – Clydesdale / West of Scotland

Maisie Maceira – Carlton / Gala

Orla Montgomery – Dumfries

Niamh Muir – Dumfries / St Michael’s

Molly Paton – Stewart’s Melville

Niamh Robertson-Jack – Grange

Nayma Sheikh – West of Scotland / East Kilbride

Anne Sturgess – West of Scotland / Clydesdale

Emily Tucker – Watsonians

Emma Walsingham – Stewart’s Melville


Sunrisers Regional Talent Manager, Luke Pomfret, who has overseen Molly’s development since joining the Sunrisers pathway, said:


“We are all absolutely delighted for Molly to get the opportunity to represent Scotland at a World Cup. She’s a young player who plays the game with her all, she bowls a quick ball and is just as strong with the bat.


We’re excited to see how she performs in South Africa on the biggest stage of her career so far, after impressing in the Qualifiers, and hope that she and Scotland can go far in the tournament.”



Scotland Women U19 World Cup Fixtures

Saturday January 14: Scotland Women U19 v UAE Women U19, 10.00am

Monday January 16: Scotland Women U19 v South Africa Women U19, 1.45pm

Wednesday January 18: Scotland Women U19 v India Women U19, 1.45pm

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, 10am & 1.45pm

Sunday January 29: ICC Women's U19 World Cup Final, 1.45pm

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