Ireland women cricket team to play South Africa in September
It’s fantastic for Ireland women cricket team to have these three games against South Africa.
The series will be a good opportunity for an associate nation to improve their standards of game © Getty Images (Representational Photo)
Aug 2, 2014
It will be Ireland coach Trent Johnston’s last effort before he heads to Sydney for his new role with New South Wales.
“It’s fantastic for the Women to have these three games against one of the best sides in the world,” said Johnston I an interview with official Cricket Ireland website.
“We always want to improve and challenge ourselves against the Full Members and this series will give the players a great opportunity to gauge where they are in terms of their development on the world stage.”
Cricket Ireland Performance Director Richard Holdsworth said, “We are very grateful to Cricket South Africa for agreeing to these fixtures during their trip to England. It is so important our senior team gains more experience in the T20 format and these three International T20’s will give the squad high quality cricket ahead of next year’s ICC Women’s World T20 Qualifier. It will be Trent Johnston’s final series as head women’s coach and I know the players will want him to end his role on a high with some very competitive performances.”
He further added, “Cricket Ireland is indebted to the England and Wales Cricket Board for its significant role in facilitating these fixtures and to Moseley Cricket Club who are hosting Ireland for the second year in succession.”