Kent continue their bid for a eighth Women’s One-Day County Championship season at home to 2017 champions Lancashire on Bank Holiday Monday (7 May, 11am).
The seven-time champions defeated Yorkshire on Sunday (6 May) and will be aiming for maximum points against a strong side from the Red Rose county.
Head coach Lydia Greenway said: “A lot of our young players had to learn very quickly last year as many of them came straight from the under-17s and straight into the Kent team.
“Many of them held their own and it also highlighted to them what they needed to do to play at the highest level. It has given them that inspiration to go away and work on their game and this year they will have that experience under their belt.
“As a group we spend quite a lot of time doing that together and having senior players like Tammy Beaumont and Laura Marsh share their experiences of what makes a good team and that seemed to be a good opportunity to lay those foundations.
“There is quite a good balance in the side between youth and experience. Someone like Alice (Davidson-Richards) has worked really hard and she has been on the England pathway for a while and then drifted out of it. She had a bit of time to realise she does want to play for England and has worked really hard and that has earned her a well deserved call-up to the squad.
“Having those players play for the county when they are available is invaluable as they are the best people to learn from and see how they go about their business.”
The Lancashire squad includes England players Kate Cross, Sophie Ecclestone and Alex Hartley with Yorkshire featuring internationals Katherine Brunt, Dani Hazell and Tammy Beaumont’s opening partner Lauren Winfield.
Kent squad: Tammy Beaumont (c), Megan Belt, Lottie Bryan, Izzy Cloke, Alice Davidson-Richards, Tash Farrant, Phoebe Franklin, Grace Gibbs, Lauren Griffiths (wk), Arlene Kelly, Laura Marsh, Chelsey Rowson.
Lancashire squad: Eve Jones (11), Kate Cross (16), Sophie Ecclestone (19), Alex Hartley (65), Emma Lamb (6), Ellie Threlkeld (21), Natalie Brown (10), Rachel Dickinson (14), Ella Telford (25), Jess Couser (9), Nalisha Patel (15), Shachi Pai (18), Laura Jackson (22)
Entry to Royal London Women’s County Championship and Vitality Women’s T20 Blast home matches are included in all Kent Memberships and free to under 16s and Canterbury Christ Church University staff and students. Tickets cost £5 for adult non-members.