Sunday, January 29th, 2023


Worcestershire Women’s Rapids duo Charis Pavely and Ellie Anderson had to be content with runners-up medals after England lost the inaugural ICC Women’s Under-19 T20 World Cup final.

England went down by seven wickets to India in Potchefstroom today (Sunday) after being bowled out for 68 in 17.1 overs.

But after the initial disappointment, the Rapids pair can look back with great pride at the part they played throughout the tournament.

They were part of an England side with a 100 per cent record from the Group and Super Sixes going into the final.

It will also be part of a massive learning curve for them and their teammates in their development heading into the next phase of their cricketing careers.

Anderson, in particular, impressed with the new ball, often making an early breakthrough, and only Hannah Baker (10) and Grace Scrivens (9) finished with more than her eight wickets.

Her final analysis for the tournament was 12-1-45-8 at an average of 5.62 and an economy rate of just 3.75 runs per over.

Pavely made useful contributions with the bat and ended with 93 runs at a strike rate of 125.67.

England struggled today with the bat in challenging conditions against the Indian spinners.

Pavely came in at 22-4, and the left-hander was given out lbw for two attempting a sweep shot while Anderson, who was the last batter to the crease, remained unbeaten on nought not out.

With England putting the accent themselves on their slower bowlers, Anderson did not come into the attack until the ball was older, bowling the 11th over for ten runs.

India reached their target with six overs to spare.