The South African National Women’s cricket team today began their two-day pre-season training camp at the University of Pretoria’s High Performance Centre, ahead of the 2006/2007 domestic provincial league, which starts in October.
Over the next two-day’s, the 20-women squad will undergo a variety of fitness test’s as well as play an internal limited-overs match to gage the levels of match fitness.
National Women’s Cricket Convenor, Geraldine Smith, said: “We have selected this 20-women squad to be part of this training camp as we believe they are the best to take South African Women’s cricket to an elevated level.
“Twelve of the 20 selected players were part of the 2005 World Cup team, and we are certain that this new mixture of youth and experience will be a force to reckoned with in the future.”
The pre-season training camp will also be used to prepare for the five-match ODI series against Pakistan, in January next year.
Following Pakistan’s tour, the South African’s will then travel north to Holland to play three ODI’s and a Test match against the Dutch Women’s team in July.
The internal and external tours will be in preparation of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifying Tournament in 2008, where South Africa will have to win the Tournament in order to participate in the 2009 ICC Women’s World Cup in Australia.
SA Women’s Cricket Team:
1 Angelique Taai Border
2 Shandre Fritz Western Province
3 Ashlyn Kilowan Western Province
4 Susan Benade Free State
5 Claire Terblanche Boland
6 Daleen Terblanche Gauteng
7 Alicia Smith Boland
8 Shafeeqa Pillay Eastern Province
9 Marcia Letsoalo Northerns
10 Sunette Loubser Boland
11 Hanri Strydom Limpopo
12 Erne’ Webber Eastern Province
13 Liesel Jordaan Border
14 Mignon du Preez Northerns
15 Annelie Minnie Free State
16 Johmari Logtenberg KwaZulu Natal
17 Kirsten Blair Gauteng
18 Lonell De Beer Northerns
19 Trisha Chetty KwaZulu Natal
20 Crizelda Britz North West