Wednesday, January 25th, 2023


Worcestershire Women’s Rapids all-rounder Ellie Anderson produced a five-star display with the ball for England Under-19s, who defeated West Indies by 95 runs in an ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Super Six encounter in Potchefstroom, South Africa.

Anderson finished with superb figures of 4-0-12-5, with her last four wickets coming in the space of just eight balls.

Her efforts played a big part in the West Indies being restricted to 84-8 in their 20 overs.

But another Worcestershire Women’s Rapids all-rounder in Charis Pavely also played an important role with the bat.

She provided late acceleration for England in making an unbeaten 29 off just 16 balls with five fours in a total of 179-4.

Pavely came to the wicket at 131-4 in the 16th over after opener, and captain Grace Scrivens had made 56 off 43 balls after choosing to bat.

The all-rounder added an unbroken 48 in 4.1 overs with Seren Smale (28 not out).

Pavely hit successive fours off Jannillea Glasgow in the penultimate over and then struck the first two deliveries of the final over from Djenaba Joseph for boundaries.

Anderson took the new ball and struck in her first over in dismissing Realeanna Grimmond (4), and her opening spell produced figures of 2-0-11-1.

But it was her second spell which destroyed the middle-lower West Indies batting.

She came back into the attack in the 17th over, in which she had Assabi Callender (17) stumped and two balls later bowled Trishan Holder for a duck.

Anderson’s final over brought her wickets with the first two balls in trapping Ashmini Munisar (1) lbw and also dismissing Glasgow (0).