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MCC women’s squad head to Germany for latest overseas tour

Posted: 10 August 2023

MCC has today continued its Overseas Touring Programme for 2023, with a women’s squad departing Lord’s for Germany.

The Club has already toured both Belize and Austria this year, with men’s squads embarking on trips to both countries, and now a squad of 13 women’s players, plus a Tour Manager and Umpire, will travel to Dresden for a four-day tour.

The squad, captained by Hazel Lovegrove and led by Tour Manager Sinead Goodden, will play both the Germany and Austria national teams in T20 matches across the course of the short tour, as well as facing a DCB Development Team with some of the country’s up and coming young players involved.

As MCC tours are designed to help develop the global game in areas of the world where cricket is less prevalent, the squad will undertake a coaching session with women and children from the Saxony region of Germany during the trip, of which Dresden is a part of.

MCC last toured Germany in June 2017 when a men’s squad helped prepare the national side for some important upcoming fixtures, and the Club documented the trip via its YouTube channel HERE.

Claire Taylor, Chair of the MCC Cricket Committee, and Player/Manager for the most recent MCC women’s tour to Nepal, said: “Our overseas touring programme continues to be a significant part of the Club’s Cricket Strategy.

“It is extremely important it is for us to be able to spread the word to areas of the globe where cricket is played to a much lesser extent. It is a valuable part of the Club’s role.

“It also rewards another set of Playing Members with the opportunity of representing MCC on tour and increases the playing opportunities for our female Members.”

MCC will be sending men’s squads to Greece in September and Kenya in November, as the touring programme continues apace.

The squad for the tour is: Sinead Goodden (Tour Manager), Hazel Lovegrove (Captain), Rachael Potter, Charlotte Bawden, Gabrielle Dunnage, Rachel Bellamy, Emma Elsom, Anna Healey, Felicity Bennett, Sybil Stacpoole, Isabelle Gurney, Alice Heap, Megan Burton, Emma Godman, Laura MacLeod (Umpire)

The fixtures are as follows:

Thursday 10 August
MCC v Austria

Friday 11 August
Germany v MCC
Germany v Austria

Saturday 12 August
MCC v Austria
Germany v Austria
MCC v DCB Development Team

Sunday 13 August
Germany v MCC

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