PROGRESS: Lara Maritz at the ICC Women’s Global Development Squad

October 10th 2019 by Cricket Ireland | International, Women

PROGRESS: Lara Maritz at the ICC Women’s Global Development Squad

Lara Maritz celebrates a wicket against the Adelaide Strikers

Ireland’s Lara Maritz was last week selected for the ICC Women’s Global Development Squad. Below are the details, updates and scorecards of the tour.

The ICC Women’s Global Development Squad

The WGDS, launched in 2018, is an initiative that aims to provide the opportunity for high-performing players outside the ICC Women’s Championship to develop their skills, ensuring women’s cricket continues to go from strength to strength. Maritz becomes the fifth Irish player to be selected in the current WGDS programme, after Gaby Lewis, Shauna Kavanagh and Lucy O’Reilly (in 2018) and Celeste Raack (in 2019).

WGDS squad

Bismah Maroof (captain, Pakistan), Rumana Ahmed, Nigar Sultana Joty (Bangladesh), Ni Made Putri Suwandewi (Indonesia), Lara Martiz (Ireland), Hannah Rowe (New Zealand), Kaia Arua, Tanya Ruma (Papua New Guinea), Katie McGill, Sarah Bryce (Scotland), Sornnarin Tippoch, Suleeporn Laomi, Naruemol Chaiwai (Thailand), Sean Trouw (Head Coach – Netherlands), Peter Ross (Assistant Coach - Scotland)


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Image: The WGDS squad ahead of the matches this week

The squad will start with a team-building and training session before playing six T20s in Melbourne and Hobart:

Fixtures

Melbourne fixtures
• 9 October: WGDS v Melbourne Renegades/Melbourne Stars Combined XI
• 10 October: WGDS v Strikers; WGDS v Melbourne Renegades/Melbourne Stars Combined XI
• 11 October: WGDS v Adelaide Strikers

Hobart fixtures
• 13 October: WGDS v Hobart Hurricanes/Tasmanian Tigers Combined XI
• 14 October: WGDS v Hobart Hurricanes/Tasmanian Tigers Combined XI


Match 1: WGDS v Melbourne Renegades/Melbourne Stars Combined XI

The WGDS batted first and scored 111 (not 115 as the last ball was a wicket, not a 4) and the Victorian Combined XI team were restricted to 99 runs. Lara claimed 2-17 with the ball.

The squad then went on a tour of the MCG and visited the T20 World Cup offices.

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Match 2: WGDS v Adelaide Strikers

The Strikers batted first and scored 160-5, and then restricted the WGDS team to 105-6 in reply. Lara claimed 2-23 with the ball.

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Match 3: WGDS v Melbourne Renegades/Melbourne Stars Combined XI

The Victoria side batted first and scored 132-5, and then restricted the WGDS team to 96-9 in reply. Lara claimed 1-18 with the ball and 4* with the bat.

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