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Australia name squad for 2015 Women’s Ashes series

Monday 1st June 2015


Rising star Nicole Bolton could make her Test debut for Australia at Canterbury in the Women's Ashes this summer, which includes the Kia Test at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence.

Bolton is one of three Southern Stars preparing for their first Test caps – Kristen Beams and Jess Jonassen the other two – with the multi-format Ashes set to begin in July with the Kia Test at Can

The single Kia Test match in the series takes place at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence on August 11-14 and three Royal London one-day internationals and three NatWest Twenty20s either side of the four-day Canterbury showpiece.

The 26-year-old Bolton smashed the highest score by an Australian woman on debut, when clocking 124 in a ODI against England in the summer of 2014.

Bolton went on to enjoy a productive series against Pakistan later that year, averaging 50.66, and is now poised to transfer that form into the longest format.

Squad: Meg Lanning (captain), Alex Blackwell (vice-captain), Kristen Beams, Nicole Bolton (Test and ODI squads only), Jess Cameron, Sarah Coyte, Rene Farrell, Holly Ferling, Alyssa Healy, Jess Jonassen, Delissa Kimmince (T20I squad only), Erin Osborne, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Elyse Villani.

All the Women's Ashes matches will be broadcast live on Sky Sports TV and BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra.

Australia take on Englandat The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrencein the only Women's Ashes Test Match as part of an extended Canterbury Week this summer.

Entry to the Women’s Ashes Kia Test on August 11-14 and Kent v Australia men on June 25-28 is included in Kent All Rounder and Championship Plus Memberships and is an option for Six Pack package holders.

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