England target Team Final

England will field their strongest available squad for the World Junior Women’s Team Championship, which starts on July 31 in Eindhoven in the Netherlands.

With Leicestershire’s Lily Taylor ruled out by injury, Kent’s Georgina Kennedy will spearhead the team, which also features county colleague Amelia Henley, Northumbria’s Lucy Beecroft and Surrey’s Kace Bartley.

ESR High Performance Coach Tania Bailey commented:

“We are definitely travelling with the strongest team we possibly can.

“I feel this team have a great chance of making the final, although the USA will be a real challenge, and Hong Kong and Malaysia are also usually dangerous. I feel we should be seeded two or three.

“It was a real shame we have lost Lily, who has been injured for over seven months now. She played in the teams two years ago, so would have been a very strong team member this time had she not been injured.”


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