New Members for the Women's National Team Training Squad
After playing in the women's soft ball cricket league and taking part in observations at training over the last few weeks. Congratulations to the following new Women's National Team training squad members:
The Women's National Team training squad are currently training on a Sunday evening at King William's College in preparation for a busy and exciting 2024 season.
Women's National Team Unbeaten and Continental Cup Winners
The Isle of Man Women's National Team won a closely contested series with Austria 3-0 at Seebarn Cricket Ground. Bliss Murtagh, Caitlin Henery and Emma Miller all making their international debuts. Lucy Barnett was named player of the series with 108 runs and 5 wickets.
The women then moved onto Bucharest to contest the Continental Cup at Moara Vlasiei Cricket Ground. Clinical wins in the group stages against Greece, Romania and Malta saw them reach the final against Greece who had won their other games. A fantastic display in the field restricted Greece to 65 for 9 wickets and the Isle of Man knocked it off with 84 balls remaining.
All the players supported each other on and off the field throughout the Austria series and Continental Cup. Lucy Barnett was the leading run scorer over the seven games scoring 281 runs, she was well backed up by Ellan Cleator and Kim Carney who scored her maiden international 50 versus Austria. Catherine Perry, Jo Hicks, Alanya Thorpe, Dani Murphy, Bliss Murtagh and Lucy Barnett all picked up wickets and bowled economically. Bekkie Webster was very strong behind the wickets with 3 stumpings and a catch and Alanya Thorpe lead the side excellently in her first time as an international captain.
A massive well done to all the girls who have worked really hard on their games at training since returning from their first international tournament in Desert Springs last November. This hard work continued leading up to the Austria series along with intra squad games and playing more regularly in the IOM leagues. All their hard work has been transferred onto the pitch showing significant improvements and there is still plenty to come from this squad. After winning all 7 internationals the Isle of Man Women's team enter the ICC T20 rankings at number 30.
Lucy Barnett with 173 runs without being dismissed in the tournament, taking 6 wickets along with 2 catches and a run out was named player of the tournament. Highlights of the Continental Cup can be viewed www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoLNoTDUDis
Women's National Team Squad Announced for Austria Series & Women's Continental Cup
Congratulations to the following 12 players selected for the IOMCA Women's National Team squad who will be travelling to Austria on the 29th July to play in a bilateral series on the 31st July and 1st August in Vienna. Congratulations also to the 14 players selected for the IOMCA Women's National Team squad to play in the Women's Continental Cup on the 4th, 5th and 6th August against Romania, Malta, and Greece at Moara Vlasiei Cricket Ground, Romania. Alanya Thorpe captains the side for the first time and we welcome Emma Miller, Caitlin Henery and Bliss Murtagh into the squad for the first time.
The upcoming bilateral series in Austria and Continental Cup in Romania is a exciting opportunity for the women's National Team. The six completed T20 internationals will achieve an ICC T20 international ranking for the Isle of Man women's team
Isle of Man Women's National Team Summer Schedule Announced
An exciting summer schedule announced for the Isle of Man Women's National Team:
Bilateral Series - Austria
31st July - 2 x T20i v Austria - Seebarn Cricket Ground
1st August - 1 x T20i v Austria - Seebarn Cricket Ground
Intercontinental Cup - Romania
4th, 5th and 6th August - T20 international matches against Romania, Malta, Greece and the Czech Republic at Moara Vlasiei Cricket Ground Romania
The upcoming bilateral series in Austria and intercontinental cup in Romania is a exciting opportunity for the women's National Team. The seven completed T20 internationals will achieve an ICC T20 international ranking for the Isle of Man women's team.
Isle of Man Women's National Team Record First Ever International Win
After a delayed start from Friday due to heavy rain and thunderstorms, the Isle of Man made their international debut versus Norway on Saturday 12th November at the glorious Desert Springs. National Team Captain Clare Crowe won the toss and choose to bowl. An excellent display in the field and with the ball saw Norway bowled out for 46. Catherine Perry 3-13 led the attack with Lucy Barnett 2-2, Alanya Thorpe 2-10 and Danni Murphy 1-14 and a run out each for Becky Corkish and Ellan Cleator. A brilliant opening partnership between Lucy Barnett 16 (15) and Kim Carney 24 (12) saw the runs knocked off comfortably recording a 10 wicket win and the Isle of Man recording their first ever international victory. Kim hit excellently through the leg side and punished anything short and Lucy playing some fantastic drives. Player of the Match (voted by the umpires) - Lucy Barnett
The second game on Saturday at Desert Springs saw the Isle of Man Women’s National Team play Spain at 15:00. Andrea Littlejohns, Jasmin Pullen and Kira Buchan making their T20 international debuts. Lucy Barnett got the Isle of Man off to a quick start with 24 (18 balls) with some excellent drives. Ellan Cleator batted excellently punishing anything short and playing with some real power making an fantastic 36 (31 balls). Alanya Thorpe 20 (15 balls) and Catherine Perry 14 not out finished the innings off brilliantly to push the Isle of Man to 132-7. Unfortunately, a partnership by the Spanish left and right handers took the game away from the Isle of Man with the game curtailed at the end due to bad light with Spain winning by 13 runs by Duckworth-Lewis.. The 3 wickets were shared by Lucy 1-7, Alanya 1-22 and Becky Corkish 1-15. A really close contest with lots of positives to be taken from the game.
Game three on Sunday at Desert Springs was against the experienced Italian Women’s National Team. Captain Clare Crowe won the toss and choose to bat. A fantastic innings from Lucy Barnett held the IOM batting performance together. Lucy made 64 and was out in the final over, the innings was made up of a number of glorious drives through the infield and over the top alongside some very positive running. A very disciplined display from the Italian bowlers made it very difficult for the IOM batters to push on to a big score, finally finishing on 102-8. A much improved display in the field and some tight bowling led by Alanya Thorpe 2-10 made the Italian batters work hard for their runs with Italy eventually finishing on 105-4. The other wicket takers were Danni Murphy and Jo Hicks. There was lots of positive cricket played by the Women’s National Team showing continued improvement particularly in the field against a more experienced Italian team. Player of the Match - Lucy Barnett
Game four saw the Isle of Man play Sweden and after the loss of early wickets they were eventually all out for 27 runs, the National Team battled in the field with Clare Crowe picking up an excellent run out and Lucy Barnett picking up the other wicket.
The four games at Desert Springs saw lots of positives including the first T20 international win versus Norway by 10 wickets. The games versus Spain and Italy saw the IOM players really push two internationally ranked teams. Clare Crowe as captain led the team from the front and a special mention to Finn Martin who unfortunately injured her ankle on the first day and wasn’t able to make her international debut but was a tremendous support for the players throughout the tournament. The girls showed a huge amount progress and resilience throughout the tournament particularly as seven of the players only started playing cricket this summer in the IOM women’s soft ball league. It has been great for the players to spend time and get to know fellow female cricketers from across Europe who fly the flag for their respective countries. Camaraderie has really built up between the five European cricketing nations. Training will begin again for the squad after Christmas where the players will look to continue their progress and prepare for their next T20 internationals.
Women's National Team Announced for Spain Tournament
Congratulations to the following 15 players selected for the IOMCA Women's National Team squad who will be travelling to Desert Springs on the 10th and playing between the 11th to 14th of November in the multi-nation T20I tournament in Spain.
This is a really exciting time for the squad and the IOMCA as the Isle of Man will be making their international debut at Desert Springs. The IOMCA Women's National Team squad will be playing a minimum of four T20 internationals against Sweden, Norway, Italy and Spain.
11-11-2022 Morning Spain v Italy 11-11-2022 Lunchtime Isle of Man v Sweden 11-11-2022 Afternoon Italy v Norway
12-11-2022 Morning Isle of Man v Spain 12-11-2022 Lunchtime Sweden v Italy 12-11-2022 Afternoon Isle of Man v Norway
13-11-2022 Morning Norway v Spain 13-11-2022 Lunchtime Italy v Isle of Man 13-11-2022 Afternoon Sweden v Norway
14-11-2022 Morning Spain v Sweden 14-11-2022 Lunchtime 3rd place v 4th place 14-11-2022 Afternoon 1st v 2nd place
Women's National Team Squad Announced for 2022/2023
The Isle of Man Cricket Association have announced a 20-member squad for the Women's National Team for 2022/2023. The squad will continue to train on a Sunday evening at the National Sports Centre leading up to the multi-nation T20I tournament in Spain from the 10th to 15th of November at Desert Springs. A further squad of 14 players will be selected for the T20I tournament in Spain involving Spain, Norway, Sweden and Italy.
IOMCA Senior Squad 2022
Congratulations to the following players who make up the IOMCA women's senior squad for 2022 -
Eve Aycock Lucy Barnett Martha Butler Clare Crowe Jo Hicks Bliss Murtagh Rachel Overmans Catherine Perry Jasmin Pullen Alanya Thorpe
The women's senior squad train on a Saturday at the National Sports Centre during the winter.
IOMCA Senior Squad 2020/2021
Congratulations to the following players who make up the IOMCA women's senior squad for 2020/2021 -
Alice Armstrong Eve Aycock Lucy Barnett Clare Crowe Caitlin Henery Jo Hicks Matilde Jackson Ariana Kerruish Bliss Murtagh Rachel Overmans Catherine Perry Clare Powner Jasmin Pullen Charlotte Stennett
The women's senior squad train on a Saturday at the National Sports Centre during the winter. Summer training will be a Tuesday evening during the summer and the squad will also play a number of Super 2s fixtures.
Clare Crowe, Ariana Kerruish, Lucy Barnett, Rachel Overmans, Alice Armstrong Jo Hicks, Caitlin Henery, Matilde Jackson, Catherine Perry, Jasmin Pullen Missing - Clare Powner & Eve Aycock
First Fixture for Women's Senior Squad
On Sunday 4th July the women's Senior Squad played a Junior Manannans side of Isle of Man U13 and U15 boys squad players in their first fixture together as a squad. The Junior Manannans won the toss and chose to bat. After a strong start for the boys Matilde Jackson took a good and bowled to remove the captain Thomas Ackron (19). David Sargent retired shortly afterwards for a well made maiden 50. There was then a period where the women were on top restricting the boundaries and eventually removing Dylan Howard bowled by Jo Hicks. This though brought Lucas Stennett and Sam Burrows together with Lucas giving some much needed impetus with the Junior Manannans finishing on 152-2 with Sam Burrows finishing with 42 not out.
After an early wicket Lucy Barnett and Bliss Murtagh put on 35 for the second wicket. Both rotated the strike well with Bliss hitting a number of boundaries. Bliss was eventually bowled by Elliott Butler for a well made 22. This brought Caitlin Henery to the crease who continued the positive stroke play. Caitlin and Lucy put on 23 for the third wicket with Lucy out for 19 caught by Joe Page of the bowling of Zak Kanewski. Caitlin continued keeping the run rate up hitting some shots over the top off the spinners but was finally caught by Lucas Stennett off the bowling of Joe Barker. After Caitlin was removed the Junior Manannans bowled some excellent lines and restricted the boundaries and the Senior Squad eventually finished on 102-8. Against an experienced Junior Manannans side this was a good first fixture together for the side and bodes well for the future.