Saturday, January 28th, 2023


Worcestershire Coach, Ryan D’Oliveira, says the achievements of Ellie Anderson and Charis Pavely with England Under-19s should act as an inspiration and driving force for the other Rapids players.

All-rounders Anderson and Pavely are part of the England squad preparing for tomorrow’s (Sunday’s) ICC Women’s Under-19 T20 World Cup final.

They will do battle with India in Potchefstroom, with England going into the match defending a 100 per cent record in the tournament.

Anderson and Pavely have broken into the Rapids team during the past two years and have become key figures in a side which enjoyed a successful 2022 campaign.

They have both made their mark in South Africa with either bat or ball, and now the chance to become world champions is at stake.

D’Oliveira, who has worked closely with the Women’s Rapids squad, said: “It’s been fantastic what Ellie and Charis have achieved during the tournament at various times.

“Everyone involved with the Rapids has been buzzing and had a sense of pride about what they have achieved so far.

“You always want England to do well, but when two of your own players are involved, it makes it extra special.

“What they have achieved can only act as an inspiration for all the other young Rapids players coming through the ranks.

“It shows if they produce the goods for Worcestershire or with the Central Sparks Academy if they graduate onto it like Ellie and Charis, then anything is possible.”

Anderson and Pavely helped the Rapids win the ECB T20 County Cup Group Two last summer and reach the final of the Regional Cup.

They were part of the inaugural Sparks Academy intake announced in February 2021 and are currently also part of the 2022-2023 intake.