Surrey’s Charlotte Lambert and Charlotte Stubbs have been selected as part of the preparation group for the England U-19’s squad ahead the Tri Series tour of Sri Lanka in March and April
Lambert and Stubbs, alongside their South East Stars teammates Tilly Corteen-Coleman and Alexa Stonehouse, have been selected in the Preparation Phase squad ahead of the U-19 triangular series against Australia and Sri Lanka in the first half of 2024, which will kick start England’s preparations for the 2025 U-19 World Cup.
Pacers Stubbs, 18, and Lambert, 17, had been regularly sharing the new ball for Surrey across competitions in the last season.
Lambert recently signed her first senior contract with the Stars and was also selected in an England Development XI against Sri Lanka earlier in the summer.
Stubbs produced an outstanding spell in the Three Feathers’ derby win over Middlesex in the London Championship, claiming 4 for 19.
South East Stars’ Jemima Spence, who enjoyed a fantastic year with the bat for the Stars Academy, was initially selected but unfortunately has been forced to withdraw due to injury.
A preparation group will commence a series of winter camps in Loughborough in January before a reduced tour squad is announced at a later date. Both T20 and 50-over formats will be played across the tour, with more details including dates and locations to be announced in due course.
Emma Calvert, Regional Director of Women’s Cricket at the South East Stars, said: “It is amazing news for each of them and we’re delighted our players will get this opportunity to keep developing their game.
“The coaches and the training staff at the Stars Academy have been working tirelessly with the squad, and it’s wonderful to see that many of our players are making the most of the opportunities offered to them.
“Alexa showed great maturity this season in the senior side, climbing up and down the order and delivering with the bat as well as the ball. Tilly, Jemima, Charlotte Stubbs and Lambert also displayed their high potential playing for the Academy side. We’re very pleased that their performances have been recognised.”