We are excited about the abundance of talent that is set to take the field in January, with the Premier Clubs announcing their squads for the updated Marg Jennings Cup competition.
Premier Cricket’s new-look player pathway has seen a change to the Marg Jennings Cup competition.
“The Marg Jennings Cup will provide a fantastic opportunity for players to showcase their skills and test themselves against other players within the same age group, whilst also allowing an opportunity to represent a Premier Club” said Cricket Victoria's Talent Development Specialist - Cassie Brock.
For the past two years, the competition has been an Under 18 competition and won on both occasions by Melbourne Cricket Club.
This year, the competition will be played as an Under 15 competition, replacing the old Youth Premier League competition and designed to streamline the climb from the underage ranks to the state’s representative squads.
Brock added, “In preparation for the tournament, Premier Academies have been running throughout the winter with players continuously expanding and developing their skills. We’re eager to see the talent on show and can’t wait to see a tournament filled with development and fun.”
The ten Kookaburra Women’s Premier Cricket clubs will begin the competition from 16 January, playing a mix of one-day and T20 matches. The two highest ranked teams at the end of the scheduled matches will advance to the Grand Final which will be played as a curtain-raiser to the Women’s 1st XI T20 Grand Final on Thursday 25 January.
Box Hill: Trisha Bajaj, Emily Bond, Megan Comber, Eliza Forster, Mahitha Guggilam, Niharika Gautam, Katie Hersom, Grace Hourigan, Maddi Hoyle, Eloise Johnston, Hayley Karaluwinne, Inaya Kotadia, Eliza Nicholson, Lily Parker, Vanshi Patel, Guhika Vij.
Carlton: Jessica Aquilina, Bridie Dahlsen, Arianna Fernandez, Ryni Fernando, Grace George, Mackenzie Holy, Jasmine, Kamboj, Tess McNair, Chloe Moyle, Samaira Shetty, Bridget Stute, Shreshta Varun, Jayda Wright.
Dandenong: Izzy Atkins, Gemma Blundell, Anuki Dassanayake, Hannah Day, Ritisha Kanuri, Bhanu Mahendran, Stephanie Mandl, Ava O’Sullivan, Evette Paternott, Phoebe Prescott, Minuli Rahubadde Kankanange, Subira Seymour, Liv Speairs, Imandi Sumathipala, Sayu Wijesena, Maddy Winter.
Essendon Maribyrnong Park: Makaylah Brne, Grace Cullen, Heidi Duncan, Tanae Grero, Makayla Hall, Morgan Hodgetts, Tia Navuni, Gurbani Nehal, Angelina Panaia, Tulip Sharma, Merrick Sheather, Kiara Thomas, Eshal Wadhwa.
Geelong: Sarah Burton, Clio Cameron, Ally Croft, Kori Davenport, Ruby Flett, Izzy Kelly, Zarli Knight, Clover McIlwaine, Ayva Mitchell, Grace Potter, Lilly Reading, Eve Righetti, Nara Rohan, Chloe Sewell, Annie Taylor, Macey Williamson.
Greenvale Kangaroos: Noura Abdul Qader, Shaina Barala, Sienna Barnett, Mia Ferrigno, Samhitha Sai Gollapudi, Sophie Good, Summer Gulmen, Saanvi Karambelkar, Kat Lavanda, Ananya Mahajan, Gurmannat Mann, Gurveer Padam, Manu Thota, Aaliyah Tripathi, Kylah Virtue, Laila Ward.
Melbourne: Varsha Avulanna, Susie Blines, Antonia Dias, Shenali Fernando, Sophie Hodge, Nishka Kasarla, Keerat Kaur, Ruby Lancaster, Sejal Malhotra, Rasandi Padmaperuma, Shriya Sambhus, Eva Sheth, Vianna Siegelwin, Minudi Weerasinghe, Grace West, Zoe Wood.
Plenty Valley: Eden Boland, Bailee Bowden, Freyja Crimmins-Craw, Zahra Handy, Olivia Hooper, Raima Hossain, Daani Jawanda, Pearl Kapoor, Kiera Knight, Sophie Lindsay, Suchitha Miranda, Addison O’Conner, Tilly Reid, Sophie Sherlock, Tahlia Thompson.
Prahran: Eva Baird, Ava Barton, Anna Burgon, Imogen Campbell, Isla Clayton, Lucy Fletcher, Riva Guliya, Jess Hodgkinson, Isla Mattsson, Anushka Mehta, Imogen Murphy, Georgia Naughton, Lara Seeary, Ishita Tiwari.
Ringwood: Patience Donis, Jas Enever, Imogen Farrell, Remi Gomezel, Maya Kelaita, Tiarna Mayoh, Caitlin Miller, Mineli Perera, Ruby Priest, Hannah Robins, Reva Sharma, Kaylen Tilney, Asmi Uniyal, Chelsea Waters, Eloise Wood.