Davidson-Richards earns recall to England Women ODI squad

Saturday 2nd July 2022


Davidson-Richards earns recall to England Women ODI squad

Kent Women all-rounder Alice Davidson-Richards has been recalled to an England Women white-ball squad for the first time in four years.

England Women Head Coach Lisa Keightley has announced a 14-strong squad for the Royal London Series against South Africa.

Davidson-Richards, who scored a century on Test debut in Taunton, is in the squad alongside her county captain, Tammy Beaumont. Issy Wong and Lauren Bell earn their first call-ups to an ODI squad.

If selected to play, this will be Davidson-Richards’ first ODI appearance for England Women since her debut against India Women in April 2018.

Head Coach Lisa Keightley said: “Although these South Africa ODIs don’t form part of the ICC Women’s Championship, we are at the beginning of a new three-year cycle, which is so exciting.

“We have to keep looking forward and trying to improve as a team, and we were so delighted with the energy and skill that the four debutants brought in the LV= Insurance Test match.

“I’m looking forward to hopefully seeing something similar in the Royal London Series and throughout the rest of the summer, with new players putting their hands up to win games for England and selection becoming tougher and tougher as more players make a case to be included.”

England Women ODI squad in full:

  • Heather Knight (Western Storm & Berkshire, Captain)
  • Tammy Beaumont (Lightning & Kent)
  • Lauren Bell (Southern Vipers & Berkshire)
  • Katherine Brunt (Northern Diamonds & Yorkshire)
  • Kate Cross (Thunder & Lancashire)
  • Alice Davidson-Richards (South East Stars & Kent)
  • Charlie Dean (Southern Vipers & Hampshire)
  • Sophia Dunkley (South East Stars & Surrey)
  • Sophie Ecclestone (Thunder & Lancashire)
  • Amy Jones (Central Sparks & Warwickshire)
  • Emma Lamb (Thunder & Lancashire)
  • Nat Sciver (Northern Diamonds & Surrey)
  • Issy Wong (Central Sparks & Warwickshire)
  • Danni Wyatt (Southern Vipers & Sussex)

England Women A will face South Africa in a T20 warm-up at Sophia Gardens at 14:30 on Monday July 4.

A squad of 13 has been named. A live-stream of the match will be available on Glamorgan CCC’s YouTube channel.

A separate squad for England Women A’s 50-over warm-up against South Africa on Friday July 8 will be announced in due course, as will the squad for the Vitality IT20 series leg of England Women’s multi-format series against South Africa.

England Women A Squad: Bryony Smith (South East Stars & Surrey, Captain), Maia Bouchier (Southern Vipers & Hampshire), Alice Capsey (South East Stars & Surrey), Kira Chathli (South East Stars & Surrey), Freya Davies (South East Stars & Sussex), Dani Gibson (Western Storm & Gloucestershire), Bess Heath (Northern Diamonds & Yorkshire), Marie Kelly (Central Sparks & Warwickshire), Freya Kemp (Southern Vipers & Sussex), Linsey Smith (Northern Diamonds & Sussex), Mady Villiers (Sunrisers & Essex). Travelling reserve: Grace Potts (Central Sparks & Staffordshire)

England Women v South Africa Women fixtures:

LV= Insurance Test Match

  • Monday – Thursday, 27 – 30 June: England v South Africa (Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton, 11:00) Four points

Royal London Series

  • Monday 11 July: England v South Africa (The County Ground, Northampton, 14:00) Two points
  • Friday 15 July: England v South Africa (Seat Unique Stadium, Bristol 14:00) Two points
  • Monday 18 July: England v South Africa (The Uptonsteel County Ground, Leicester, 14:00) Two points

Vitality IT20 Series

  • Thursday 21 July: England v South Africa (The Cloud County Ground, Chelmsford, 19:00) Two points
  • Saturday 23 July: England v South Africa (New Road, Worcester, 14:30) Two points
  • Monday 25 July: England v South Africa (The Incora County Ground, Derby, 18:30) Two points

The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence will once again host a full England Women’s One-Day International (WODI) match in 2022, with a Royal London WODI against India under the lights in Canterbury on Wednesday, 21 September.

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