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Kent Women name squad to face Yorkshire in Royal London opener

Wednesday 29th April 2015

Women

Kent Women begin the defence of the Royal London One-Day County Championship title with a double-header at The County Ground, Beckenham this Bank Holiday weekend.

Kent and England captain Charlotte Edwards will lead the side’s bid to win a record seventh title this summer with Yorkshire and Sussex the first opponents in an exciting schedule.

Charlotte Edwards said: “I cannot wait to start the county season and get back onto the field with Kent. I love playing for Kent and I am always really excited to see what fresh new talent there is out their around the country.

“Playing in the Royal London Women’s One-Day Cup gives me the perfect opportunity to put into practice some of the things that I personally have been working on in the nets over the winter, and also lets me see first-hand the next generation of England women’s cricketers coming through. There’s no better place to talent-spot than actually out there in the middle.”

On Sunday, Kent name a strong squad for the Division One clash with Australian all-rounder Kara Sutherland set to make her debut alongside Edwards and England colleagues Lydia Greenway, Tash Farrant and Tammy Beaumont.

England all-rounder Laura Marsh is sidelined this weekend due to a hamstring strain.

Yorkshire name exciting Australia wicketkeeper-batsman Beth Mooney in their squad, which will be without England trio Lauren Winfield, Katherine Brunt and Danielle Hazell – who are away at a England training camp in Sri Lanka.

Kent squad (numbers): Charlotte Edwards (captain, 23), Tammy Beaumont (2), Deanna Cooper (4), Megan Belt (6), Charlotte Pape (8), Jenni Jackson (11), Lauren Griffiths (wicketkeeper, 14), Hannah Jelfs (18), Lydia Greenway (20), Alice Davidson-Richards (24), Kara Sutherland (26), Tash Farrant (53), Grace Gibbs (61).

Yorkshire squad: Jess Watson (1), Beth Mooney (16), Laura Spragg (11), Katie Levick (3), Katie Thompson (8), Beatrice Firth (7), Ami Campbell, Hannah Buck (5), Maddy Walsh (15), Cecilia Allen (12), Kennedy Nuttall (13), Elise Good (14).

Kent Women begin their season this weekend at The County Ground, Beckenham on Sunday (3 May) and Monday (4 May) against Yorkshire and Sussex respectively. Kent members and under 16s enter free, £5 for non-members.

There is no food and drink on sale at the ground so please bring food and refreshments.

Comprising four divisions, the Royal London Women’s One-Day Cup is the ECB’s annual 50-over women’s county cricket competition, and incorporates 34 counties and sides from Ireland, Scotland, Wales and the Netherlands.
In addition to the 50-over Royal London Women’s One-Day Cup, there is the ECB Women’s County Twenty20 Cup in 2015, with round-robin fixtures scheduled on June 14, July 5, August 2 and August 16.

Kent Women’s Samurai Sportswear kit will feature the logo of Major Sponsor Canterbury Christ Church University.

England take on Australia in the only Women's Kia Test at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence on August 11-14,the only Test of the 2015 Women's Ashes series.Click here to order tickets