Tuesday, January 31st, 2023


Worcestershire Women’s Rapids player Ellie Anderson has been named in the Team of The Tournament after her fine performances with the ball for England in the inaugural ICC Women’s Under-19 T20 World Cup.

Anderson finished the tournament in South Africa with the BEST individual bowling performance and second in the overall bowling averages for the entire tournament.

In a tournament dominated by spinners, Anderson exercised great control on pitches that weren’t conducive for seam bowling.

Anderson’s day to never forget came in the Super Sixes encounter with the West Indies in Potchefstroom on January 25 when she produced figures of 4-1-12-5.

There was only one other five-wicket haul in the competition, by Indonesia’s Ni Luh Dewit with 5-18 against Zimbabwe on January 20.

Wolverhampton-born Anderson ended the World Cup with a superb average of just 5.62 runs per wicket for her eight scalps.

She missed out on top spot in the averages by the narrowest of margins, with only Australia’s Sianna Ginger – seven wickets at 5.57 – ahead of her.

Anderson was actually in top position going into the final against India until she bowled one over for ten runs in the middle of the innings compared to her normal new ball role.

She also ended the World Cup with the 11th-best economy rate, conceding only 3.75 runs per over.

Now she and Rapids and England Under-19 teammate Charis Pavely will return home to start preparations for the 2023 season as they look to help Worcestershire Rapids enjoy another successful campaign.

England captain, Grace Scrivens, was adjudged Player of The Tournament and another England player in leg spinner, Hannah Baker, was also selected for the Team of The Tournament.

Women’s Rapids captain, Chloe Hill, said: “Ellie and Charis can both be proud of their efforts in the World Cup, and the memories and achievements will remain with them for the rest of their lives.

“But for Ellie to be chosen for the Team of The Tournament, from the dozens of players who participated, is extra special.”