The Sierra Leone Cricket Association (SLCA) has named fourteen players to represent the Lion Mountain in the ICC Women’s Under-19 T20 Cricket World Cup Africa Division 1 Qualifier slated for 1st-13th September 2022 in Gaborone, Botswana.
This squad, comprising spinners, sensational batswomen and elegant fielders with all-rounder agility, is expected to depart home soil on August 31 to set for their first match against host Botswana on September 3 at the BCA oval 2.
Below is a comprehensive list of those selected:
Patricia Pratt – 992. Fatu P. Kamara – 333. Hassanatu Sawaneh -64. Ramatu Turay – 165. Emma Kamara – 36. Christiana T. Fofanah – 227. Hussinatu Sawaneh – 58. Jennifer French – 149. Jane Newland – 2510. Isha Quee – 2311. Fatu Conteh – 2412. Celina Bull – 7713. Mabinty Kamara – 2114. Alice Fillie – 1
Their seniors, the Female Patriots, are no strangers in that foreign land. From Banjul to Accra and to the sunny ovals of Gaborone, the Ladies Patriots are revered queens across the vast African savanna.
The young are learning the ways and tricks of their skilled superiors. So until September 3, confidence and warming down regulate the adrenaline.
For this showpiece, Sierra Leone has been drawn in Group B along with Uganda, Namibia, and Botswana.
The Ladies, who have been on intensive workouts for over five months, are thrilled to attain glories for motherland, on the one hand; their victory will carry through the cricket circle to inspire their Under-19 men for the Abuja showpiece and the senior men’s side for the Kigali equivalent, on the other hand. All three in preparation for sustained clashes to keep high the banner of motherland.