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Kent trio in England Women’s Ashes Kia Test squad to play at Canterbury

Wednesday 5th August 2015

Women

Kent's Charlotte Edwards, Lydia Greenway and Laura Marsh have been named in the England women’s squad for the Kia Women’s Test match at the Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence starting on Tuesday (11 August).

Kent and England women’s captain Charlotte Edwards will be hoping that the support of a home crowd during an extended 164th Canterbury Cricket Week will help to give England the edge in the four-day clash, as Australia currently lead the Women’s Ashes series four points to two, following the conclusion of the three Royal London One-Day Internationals.

The 14-strong squad features just one change from the squad that played in the three Women’s Ashes Royal London One-Day Internationals – batsman Fran Wilson of Middlesex replacing Warwickshire’s Amy Jones.

ECB’s Head of England Women’s Performance, Paul Shaw,said: “We have selected Fran Wilson as a straight swap for Amy Jones within the Test squad.

"Fran has been in excellent form with the bat for club and county this summer, and in particular has put in a couple of notable performances for the England Women’s Academy against the Australians during the 50-over and 2-day warm up matches.

“There is no denying that the result of the Kia Women’s Test next week will go a long way to determining the overall outcome of this Women’s Ashes contest.

"The series is currently well poised with Australia holding a narrow two point advantage after the Royal London ODIs, but we have a very strong recent Test record against them, and this is certainly something that we will take into the match next week.”

Four Women’s Ashes points will be awarded to the winner of the Kia Women’s Test match and two points will be awarded to each side in the event of a draw.

England will be looking to replicate their heroic performance in the last Women’s Ashes Test match at the WACA in 2014, when they secured a memorable 61 run victory on the final day.

For the first time in the history of television broadcast, by covering the Kia Women’s Ashes Test match, Sky Sports will provide live ball-by-ball coverage of a women’s Test match. BBC Radio will also broadcast live radio commentary of every ball of the match.

England’s Women’s Ashes Twenty20 squad will be announced following the conclusion of the Kia Women’s Test match.

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England Women’s Ashes Test squad in full:

Name

County

Charlotte Edwards (captain)

Kent

Katherine Brunt

Yorkshire

Kathryn Cross

Lancashire

Georgia Elwiss

Sussex

Lydia Greenway

Kent

Rebecca Grundy

Warwickshire

Jenny Gunn

Nottinghamshire

Heather Knight (vice-captain)

Berkshire

Laura Marsh

Kent

Natalie Sciver

Surrey

Anya Shrubsole

Somerset

Sarah Taylor

Sussex

Fran Wilson

Middlesex

Lauren Winfield

Yorkshire

(Photo courtesy of Don Miles/ECB)