Thursday, March 7th, 2024


Worcestershire Women’s Rapids all-rounder, Charis Pavely, has been named in the England Women Under-19 squad to take on host nation Sri Lanka and Australia in a Tri-Series to be played in late March and Early April.

Pavely is part of a 15 strong party which will take part in T20 and 50 over matches with the dates and venues to be announced in due course.

The left hand bat and slow left arm spinner, part of the Worcestershire Pathway since the age of 12, has made big strides since breaking into the Rapids side on a regular basis two years ago and helping them win two trophies.

She was selected for the ICC Women’s 2023 Under-19 World Cup in South Africa, along with fellow Rapids player Ellie Anderson, and was part of the team which played India in the final in Potchefstroom.

Redditch born Pavely went onto play eight games for Central Sparks, having been part of their inaugural Academy in 2021, and was also selected by Birmingham Phoenix in The Hundred.

She capped a memorable year by being awarded her first pro contract by the Sparks in November.

Women’s Rapids captain, Chloe Hill, said: “So delighted that Charis has gained further international recognition after being part of the Under-19 side which reached the World Cup final.

“She has really progressed at a rapid rate since becoming a Rapids regular and it’s great for Worcestershire to have recognition like this.

“It can only inspire other youngsters on the Worcestershire pathway as to what can be achieved.”

Pavely is one of a number of players that played in the World Cup 14 months ago that are still age-eligible.

They are joined by some players who are U19 for the 2024 season only and some players who will also remain as U19 players for the second Women’s U19 World Cup in Malaysia in January 2025 and therefore will be in contention for that programme later in 2024.

Head coach Chris Guest said: “We are all looking forward to our forthcoming series in Sri Lanka.

“We have selected a good mix of those who have represented this age group before and those who are new.

“It’s a really exciting squad who are relishing the chance to compete against quality opposition.

“To have the opportunity to play T20 and 50-over cricket is really important.

“It’s a chance for the players to be exposed to and experience different conditions and will present excellent learning opportunities. These will help support the development of the players within their regions and hopefully one day to play for the senior team.”

England Women U19 squad
Tilly Corteen-Coleman (South East Stars)
Jodi Grewcock (Sunrisers)
Josie Groves (The Blaze)
Katie Jones (Western Storm)
Charlotte Lambert (South East Stars)
Ava Lee (Southern Vipers)
Abigale Norgrove (Southern Vipers)
Charis Pavely (Central Sparks)
Davina Perrin (Central Sparks)
Sophia Smale (Western Storm)
Alexa Stonehouse (South East Stars)
Amuruthaa Surenkumar (Sunrisers)
Mary Taylor (Southern Vipers)
Erin Thomas (Northern Diamonds)
Maddie Ward (Northern Diamonds)