Five Welsh girls selected for ECB summer competition

(From L) Jessica Thornton, Alex Griffiths, Charlotte Scarborough, Georgia Parfitt, Rose Evans
All five players are part of the Glamorgan Academy

Five Welsh teenagers have been selected for an England Women's Under-15 Development Programme competition.

The England and Wales Cricket Board competition brings together the cream of young female cricketers into four select teams - three U15 and one U16.

The teams play a week of matches at Shrewsbury School from 10-14 August.

Jessica Thornton, 14, Alex Griffiths, 13, Charlotte Scarborough, 14, Georgia Parfitt, 16, and Rose Evans, 14, are all part of the Glamorgan Academy.

"It's a great achievement to have five Welsh girls involved in the... summer competition in one way or another," said Cricket Wales's Aimee Rees, who is the Wales Women's team manager and U17 coach.

"The girls thoroughly deserve their success, which is a just reward for all their hard work. Their selection for this important competition shows that the future is very bright for Welsh cricket."

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