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Kent duo in England Academy squad to face Australia

Thursday 9th July 2015

Women

Kent Cricket Academy graduates Tammy Beaumont and Tash Farrant were named in a 13-player England Women’s Academy (EWA) squad to play a 50-over match against Australia women on Sunday 19July, at Taunton Vale.

Batsman Beaumont will captain a strong EWA side, which includes three other centrally contracted England women’s players alongside Beaumont: off-spinner Danielle Hazell (Yorkshire), all-rounder Danielle Wyatt (Nottinghamshire) and left-arm seamer Farrant (Kent).

Also selected is 16-year-old left-arm spinner Sophie Ecclestone from Cheshire, who has been called-up from the England Women’s Development Programme Under-19 squad.

England Women’s Academy Head Coach, Lisa Keightley said: “For over half of the players in this England Women’s Academy squad to already have full international experience illustrates the strength currently running through the England women’s performance programme.

“The 50-over match against the Australians represents a great opportunity for all of the players to test themselves against the current ICC Women’s World Cup and World Twenty20 champions, and in particular for the younger players like Sophie Ecclestone, it represents the ideal chance to benchmark themselves against some of the best players in the world.”

Following the one-day match on 19July, the England Women’s Academy will take on the Australians in a two-day game from 1-2August at the National Cricket Performance Centre in Loughborough.

The EWA squad for this fixture will be announced following the conclusion of the three Royal London Women’s Ashes One-Day Internationals on July 21(Taunton), July 23(Bristol) and July 26 (Worcester).

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.

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