Three-day training camp April 23, 2007

South Africa's tour preparations underway

Warren Carne

South Africa's women's squad have got their European tour preparations underway three months ahead of the trip, with a three-day training camp.

The camp ran from 20-22 April at the High Performance Centre at the University of Pretoria, the same venue where the ICC Associates winter camp was held last December. Fitness and conditioning tests were part of the programme for the 13 players, who are captained by Cri-Zelda Brits of North West.

The team will travel to the Netherlands in July to participate in a five-match ODI and one four-day match against Netherlands women. The tour comes on the back of a successful five-match ODI home series against Pakistan earlier this year.

From the Netherlands, the side will travel to the United Kingdom for 10 days to play an English side in a three-match ODI series.

Cricket South Africa's senior amateur manager, Max Jordaan, said: "This three-day camp is indicative of Cricket South Africa's commitment to quality cricket programmes for all who play."

Training squad Cri-Zelda Brits (capt) , Susan Benade, Trisha Chetty, Lonell de Beer, Mignon du Preez, Ashlyn Kilowan, Marcia Letsoalo, Johmari Logtenberg, Shibnam Ismal, Sunette Loubser, Alicia Smith, Claire Terblanche, Daleen Terblanche.