TALENTED young Worcestershire cricketer Georgia Hennessy has been selected to represent the MCC in the inaugural under 19 Women’s ARCH Trophy in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

It is the first time in their 226-year history that the MCC has fielded an age group women’s side, with Hennessy being called up having impressed selectors with her performances for Worcestershire Cricket Board during the 2012 county season.

The tournament, which runs from February 18-23, is being delivered by sports tour company Sport Arabia and forms part of a wider MCC Spirit of Cricket Festival, which will culminate in the MCC versus Champion County match — a game that will include Worcestershire seamer Alan Richardson.

During the six-day tournament Hennessey will play for the MCC in three 50-over group matches against Durham, Devon and Essex women’s under 19s. The final will take place at the Zayed International Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

ECB head of women’s cricket Clare Connor said: “Georgia had an impressive season last year and has a lot of potential with an exciting future.”