Three members of the Kent Women side that have just been crowned Royal London Women’s County Champions for 2019 have been selected as part of England Women’s squad of 15 players for their upcoming ODI series vs. West Indies this month.
Kent Captain Tammy Beaumont, batter Fran Wilson and all-rounder Laura Marsh have all been called up to the squad for the series which starts on Thursday 6th June.
England won all six games in Sri Lanka to take their winning run to 10 games, having won four on the bounce in India. It represents England’s fifth best run of consecutive all-format victories.
The three ODIs against West Indies form part of the ICC Women’s Championship. England currently sit second in the table on 18 points, with two more wins taking them to 22 points and qualification for the 2021 ICC Women’s World Cup in New Zealand.
Captain Heather Knight said: “It’s a massive summer for us and we’re hugely excited to get going.
“We got ourselves into a really good place towards the back-end of the India trip and then throughout Sri Lanka and I want us to maintain those levels this summer.
“West Indies will be a big test so we’ll need to be at our best but we’ve continued to grow and progress as a team and we’re confident about what we can bring to the table.
“The first step is qualifying for the ICC Women’s World Cup before we can begin to think about the IT20s and reclaiming the Ashes.”
England Women squad in full
Heather Knight (Berkshire, captain)
Tammy Beaumont (Kent)
Katherine Brunt (Yorkshire)
Kate Cross (Lancashire)
Sophie Ecclestone (Lancashire)
Alex Hartley (Lancashire)
Jenny Gunn (Nottinghamshire)
Amy Jones (Warwickshire)
Laura Marsh (Kent)
Nat Sciver (Surrey)
Anya Shrubsole (Berkshire)
Sarah Taylor (Sussex, wicketkeeper)
Fran Wilson (Kent)
Lauren Winfield (Yorkshire)
Danni Wyatt (Sussex)
Royal London Women’s ODI Series
Thursday June 6: England v West Indies (Fischer County Ground, Grace Road, Leicester)
Sunday June 9: England v West Indies (Blackfinch New Road, Worcester)
Thursday June 13: England v West Indies (CloudFM County Ground, Chelmsford)