The competition runs from 11th – 14th August and involves the top 39 young players in the country, all of whom will be hoping to catch the eye of the watching England women’s scouts. They are split evenly into three teams – known as the Diamonds, Emeralds and Rubies – and they will spend the week playing a series of Twenty20 and 40-over matches and taking part in a range of educational workshops focusing on nutrition, strength and conditioning, and personal developmental and welfare.
In addition to the three EWDP U15 Super 3s teams taking part, there is also an invitational U16 ‘Sapphires’ side.
Commenting about the EWDP U15 Super 3s competition and its wider significance, ECB Director of England Women’s Cricket, Clare Connor, said: “The timing of this competition alongside the Kia Women’s Ashes Test match should provide some extra incentive for all the girls taking part – knowing that one day they too could be representing England in an Ashes series.
“The EWDP U15 Super 3s represents the first step for all of these players on the pathway to play for England, and the opportunities for them now as players are greater than ever before.”