Cricket Ireland announce squad ahead of ICC Women's Cricket Challenge

Mon, Sep 6, 2010 5:07 PM

Cricket Ireland have announced their squad of 14 players ahead of the ICC Women's Cricket Challenge which takes place in Potchefstroom from October 6 to 16.

The competition is for teams placed 5th to 10th in the world rankings, and will see the teams play in a mix of fifty and twenty over fixtures, with Ireland playing 8 games in total during the intensive tournament.

There are three Irish Under 17 players in the squad as well as uncapped Nikki Symmons, who will all be playing under new captain Ciara Metcalfe.

The squad in full is as follows:
•Ciara Metcalfe (captain) (Pembroke)
•Clare Shillington (vice captain) (Malahide)
•Laura Delany (Leinster)
•Kim Garth (Pembroke)
•Cecelia Joyce (Merrion)
•Isobel Joyce (Merrion)
•Amy Kenealy (Leinster)
•Suzanne Kenealy (Leinster)
•Louise McCarthy (Pembroke)
•Eimear Richardson (Leinster)
•Melissa Scott-Hayward (Leinster)
•Nikki Symmons (Pembroke)
•Mary Waldron (wk) (Pembroke)
•Jill Whelan (Merrion)
•Stephen Moreton (Coach)
•Sandra Dawson (Manager)

The non-travelling reserves are:
•Emma Beamish (Merrion)
•Shauna Kavanagh (Pembroke)
•Sinead Lyons (Leinster)

Ireland's fixtures are as follows:
•Wednesday 6 October - Ireland v Pakistan
•Thursday 7 October - West Indies v Ireland
•Saturday 9 October - Ireland v South Africa
•Sunday 10 October - Ireland v Netherlands
•Tuesday 12 October - Sri Lanka v Ireland
•Thursday 14 October - Ireland v Sri Lanka (T20)
•Saturday 16 October - Pakistan v Ireland (T20)
•Saturday 16 October - Ireland v TBC (T20)

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