Duo selected for ICC World Cup

In January 2023 the best U19s women cricketers come together to compete in the ICC T20 World Cup.

The inaugural tournament, consisting of sixteen countries, will be hosted by South Africa. Why is this information of interest to members of FCC?


  • Many of you will be aware that our former Director of Cricket and Club Captain, Chris
    Guest, has been busy working for the ECB as a Level 4 coach, Regional Talent
    Manager and Loughborough Lightening Head Coach. He has now been chosen as Head Coach
    for the England U19 World Cup squad. Of further interest one of Chris’s assistants
    will be Darren Franklin, son of our Head Groundsman Rob.
  • The news gets even better because selected within the U19 squad, as an allrounder, is our
    very own Davina Perrin. Davina, still only 16, has rapidly progressed through the FCC junior
    section ranks, Staffordshire County and Central Sparks This summer she joined Birmingham
    Phoenix as the youngest player in the Women’s Hundred competition, marking her professional
    cricket bow. Davina will now go to play in the World Cup, which is an exciting platform for the
    best young players around the globe.


Further details available on the ECC website: https://www.ecb.co.uk/news/2858562/england-women-u19-announce-squad-for-icc-u19-womens-t20-world-cup-2023 


England Women U19 World Cup Fixtures

Sunday January 15: England Women U19 v Zimbabwe Women U19, 1.45pm

Tuesday January 17: England Women U19 v Pakistan Women U19, 1.45pm

Thursday January 19: England Women U19 v Rwanda Women U19, 10am

Saturday January 21-Wednesday January 25: Super Six League (The top three teams from Group A versus the top three teams in Group D; Group B v Group C)

Friday January 27: ICC Women’s U19 World Cup Semi-Finals, 10am & 1.45pm

Sunday January 29: ICC Women’s U19 World Cup Final, 1.45pm


On behalf of everyone at FCC, congratulations and best wishes are extended to Chris, Darren, Davina and their supportive families


We can truly sing loudly that Chris and Davina are two of our own!

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