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Kent trio in England Academy squad against Australia

Thursday 30th July 2015

Women

Kent's Tammy Beaumont, Tash Farrant and Laura Marsh are in the 13-player England Women’s Academy (EWA) squad to play Australia Women at Loughborough this weekend and Beckenham next week.

Three of the England’s squad that played in the recent Women’s Ashes Royal London One-Day Internationals – Georgia Elwiss, Amy Jones and Marsh – have been included, and the side will be led by Kent Cricket Academy graduate Beaumont (pictured above).

All of the players will be looking to put in strong performances ahead of the announcement of the England women’s squad to play in the Women’s Ashes Kia Test match, which will happen next week.

Following the conclusion of the two-day fixture, a combined England Women’s Academy/Surrey boys’ XI will play a three-day match against Australia women at The County Ground, Beckenham from Wednesday 5to Friday 7August – entrance is free.

England Women’s Academy Head Coach, Lisa Keightley said: “These two matches represent an excellent opportunity for this group of players to develop their multi-day cricket skills.

“Australia have demonstrated what a strong side they are in the recent Women’s Ashes Royal London ODIs, however we have been able to select a very experienced squad for the two-day match at the National Cricket Performance Centre this weekend, so I expect a really good game of cricket.

"In particular, I’m sure that Tammy Beaumont and Fran Wilson will be hoping to continue their form against the Australians – after they both scored half centuries for the Academy against them in the 50-over warm-up match in Taunton earlier this month.”

The Women’s Ashes Kia Test match between England and Australia will be played at the Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence (Canterbury) from Tuesday 11to Friday 14August.

Four points will be awarded to the winner of the Test match and two points will be awarded to each side in the event of a draw. For the first time in the history of television broadcast, Sky Sports will provide live ball-by-ball coverage of the Kia Women’s Test match.

England Academy squad to play Australia(1-2 August, Loughborough):

Tammy Beaumont (captain,Kent),Freya Davies(Sussex), Jodie Dibble(Devon), Sophie Ecclestone(Lancashire ,on loan from Cheshire), Georgia Elwiss(Sussex),Tash Farrant(Kent),Amy Jones(Warwickshire), Evelyn Jones(Staffordshire), Danielle Hazell(Yorkshire), Beth Langston(Essex),Laura Marsh(Kent),Fran Wilson(Middlesex, on loan from Somerset), Danielle Wyatt(Nottinghamshire).

England Women’s Academy – Surrey Boys’ squad to play Australia women(5-7 August, Beckenham):

Tammy Beaumont (captain,Kent),Freya Davies(Sussex), Jodie Dibble(Devon), Sophie Ecclestone(Lancashire, on loan from Cheshire), Georgia Elwiss(Sussex),Tash Farrant(Kent),Amy Jones(Warwickshire), Evelyn Jones(Staffordshire), Danielle Hazell(Yorkshire), Beth Langston(Essex),Laura Marsh(Kent),Fran Wilson(Middlesex, on loan from Somerset), Danielle Wyatt(Nottinghamshire).

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 is included in Kent All Rounder and Championship Plus Memberships and is an option for Six Pack package holders.

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