The Northern Cricket Union  are delighted with the continued progress that is being made by the Under 15 and Under 17 Girls Squads.

A passionate coaching team is in place that ensures the female game continues to develop and improve. This is highlighted by the ever improving ability and enthusiasm shown by all of the players from the Under 15ís through to the senior squad.

Both the Under 15ís and Under 17ís will benefit from a further six training sessions in both Ulster University, Jordanstown Campus, and The Wallace High School leading into the 2017 summer season.

NCU Under 15 Girls Squad

  • Nadia Bell (North Down)
  • Jennifer Hanna (Donaghcloney)
  • Rachel Hanna (Donaghcloney)
  • Amy Hunter (Instonians)
  • Katie Lilley (Muckamore)
  • Lois Lyttle (Lurgan/Donaghcloney)
  • Lauren Lyttle (Warringstown)
  • Lauren Magge (Muckamore)
  • Molly Mathers (Donaghcloney)
  • Emily Mathers (Donaghcloney)
  • Paddi Matthews (Warringstown)
  • Erins McQuiston (Cliftonville)
  • Sarah Sandford (Warringstown)
  • Taryn Schutzler (North Down)
  • Samantha Todd (Lurgan)
  • Freya Watson (Instonians)

Under 15ís lead coach, Robin Johnston said, "The level of skill and ability was excellent amongst the group and they are clearly gaining exposure to significant cricket coaching at their clubs and schools. The coaching team is looking forward to seeing how far this group can progress as we head into next summer."

NCU Under 17 Girls Squad

  • Katie Glass (Ballymena)
  • Nikkita Gondhia (CSNI)
  • Jennifer Hanna (Donaghcloney)
  • Amy Hunter (Instonians)
  • Jessica Jackson (Templepatrick)
  • Zoe Kilpatrick (Lurgan/Donaghcloney)
  • Abi Leckey (CSNI)
  • Charlotte Lyons (Warringstown)
  • Lois Lyttle (Lurgan/Donaghcloney)
  • Paddi Matthews (Warringstown)
  • Beth McCrea (Templepatrick)
  • Cara Murray (Warringston/Saintfield)
  • Charlotte Slater (Lisburn)

Under 17ís lead coach, Alex Haggan commented: "The squad have shown great enthusiasm and commitment from the beginning. Their attitudes have been brilliant and we couldnít have asked for more. We are all very much looking forward to what we hope will be a successful season in 2017."

The NCU thanked  parents, club coaches, regional coaches and volunteers for their enthusiasm and commitment over the previous phase. Most importantly it wishes to encourage those players who haven't made it through to the next phase to keep developing their game to achieve future success.