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Kent Women to inspire girls to get involved in Ashes fever

Tuesday 28th April 2015

Kent and England Women's cricket stars will be visiting schools across Kent to inspire pupils to play cricket and encouraging them to come along and watch the England v Australia Kia Test at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence in August.

In partnership with cricket charity Chance to Shine, Kent and England captain Charlotte Edwards will join teammates Laura Marsh, Lydia Greenway and Tammy Beaumont as Coaching Ambassadors to help build excitement around this summer’s multi-format Women’s Ashes Series.

Speaking about the Women’s Ashes-themed school visits, Edwards said: “I am really looking forward to visiting lots of Chance to Shine schools surrounding the Women’s Ashes venues this summer – it’s the perfect opportunity to spread the word locally about the series, and to encourage the kids to come along and watch us play.

"We are aiming to win our third consecutive Women’s Ashes Series against Australia, and we want all the support we can get.

"We love playing in front of big passionate crowds, so hopefully this will be the case at each of the venues throughout the summer."

“My role as a Chance to Shine Coaching Ambassador is brilliant – it allows me to combine playing international cricket with helping to make a difference at the grassroots of the game, by inspiring the next generation to love playing cricket as much as I do.”

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.

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

Photo: Don Miles/ECB