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USA Cricket Announces U15 Girls’ National Championship 2024

July 5, 2024

USA Cricket is excited to announce the U15 Girls’ National Championship, which will take place from July 19-21, 2024, in Dublin, California.

The inaugural national U15 girls’ event is the next step in building out the pipeline of USA Cricket’s female domestic pathway since establishing an under 19 national championship along with the senior national championship, in 2021.

Event Details 

  • Event: USA Cricket U15 Girls’ National Championship
  • Date: July 19-21, 2024
  • Venue: Fallon Sports Park, Dublin, CA

Teams and Format 

The championship will feature the two Conference teams, East and West, in a best of five (5) T20 matches. Each Conference team is made up of players from the various intraregional teams as follows:

  • East Conference: Atlanta Heat, Raleigh Racers, Chapel Hill Bears, St. Louis Stars, Minnesota Monarchs, NY Rockettes, Boston Lobsters, DC Tigers, NJ Lady Eagles
  • West Conference: Bay Area Blues, San Jose Spirit, Los Angeles Stars, Seattle Amazonians, Houston Magnolias, Dallas Spurs

Board Member and Chair of the Women’s Cricket Committee, Nadia Gruny said, “The long-term development of women’s cricket is critical for us and launching this event is expected to have a significant impact on the development and sustainability of our talent pool. More girls will become interested in the game from an earlier age and this will ensure that we are building the pipeline for our under 19 national team and the U19 World Cup every two years. With these event structures in place, we are not only improving the competitiveness of our players but also providing a platform for increasing participation.”

Players were evaluated by Intra-regional coaches within their region based on criteria such as attitude, fitness, skill, and performance throughout the 6-week domestic Intra-regional competition. The Intra-regional coaches ranked players from their own and opposing teams. USA Cricket’s Women’s Coordinator then validated and aggregated these rankings to form the final East and West squads, each consisting of 14 players and 3 reserves – 28 players and 6 reserves. The squads will be announced next week.

USA Cricket Women’s Coordinator, Celeste Du Toit said, “We are thrilled to host the U15 Girls’ National Championship. This event is a testament to the growing interest and talent in women’s cricket across the United States. We look forward to witnessing some thrilling matches and discovering the future stars of American cricket.”

For more details on the tournament, please contact: 

Celeste Du Toit, Women’s Coordinator
Email: celeste.dutoit@usacricket.org


Email: media@usacricket.org 


USA Cricket is the National Federation for cricket in the United States as recognized by the International Cricket Council. USA Cricket’s mission is to govern, regulate, develop and promote all forms of cricket at all levels in the United States, and to enable U.S. cricketers to achieve sustained competitive excellence and successfully compete in national and international competition. Through a diverse Board of Directors that has representation from most cricket stakeholder groups, USA Cricket will lead the sport to new heights by creating and administering value added programs to grow and develop the sport.