A strong provisional squad of 20 players for the Africa Junior Girls Cricket Championships has been named.
The squad was named after the completion of the inaugural Cricket Kenya Junior Girls National Championships at Greensteads International School, Nakuru.
The tournament will be held in December at a venue yet to be confirmed by Africa Cricket Association.
There are few surprises in the party, which includes 11 players uncapped at international level.
Missing from the squad that competed at last year’s show in Tanzania where Kenya finished joined second with Botswana is Lydia Kariuki, Monica Demasho and Rose Jeptoo.
Mako Wako and Caroline Nduku who missed last year’s event despite their two years experience at that level are making a comeback into the squad that will start training soon.
Nina Anyango, Jackline Adhiambo, Amy Mkirema, Triza Nduku, Daisy Wairimu, Esther Wangare, Elizabeth Wangui and Edith Wanjiru, are all awaiting their full international debuts.
Regulars in the squad are Barbara Ambiyo, Caroline Nyambura Jane Achieng, Sharon Odera and Hannah Ngina. The three have played for the junior team for close to three years.
The squad will be reduced to 14 players in December ahead of the tournament that will involve over eight teams from the continent.
Quinta Aoko (Rift), Sharon Odera (Coast), Mako Wako(Rift), Caroline Nyambura (Nairobi), Mary Wambui (Nairobi), Jane Achieng (Rift), Jackline Atieno (Nairobi), Hannah Ngina (Nairobi), Faith Mwende (Rift), Rose Awuor (Coast), Nina Anyango (Nairobi), Triza Nduku (Nairobi), Caroline Nduku (Coast), Daisy Wairimu (Rift), Edith Wanjiru (Coast), Amy Mkirema (Nairobi), Jackline Adhiambo (Nairobi), Esther Wangare (Nairobi) Elizabeth Wangui (Coast) and Barbara Ambiyo (Coast)