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Tammy Beaumont and Laura Marsh on England tour to West Indies

Tuesday 20th September 2016

Women

Kent's Tammy Beaumont and Laura Marsh will join a 15-strong England women’s touring party for the five-match One-Day International (ODI) series against the West Indies in Jamaica next month.

Beaumont in particular will be looking to replicate her incredible run-scoring exploits in that series, which saw her hit 342 runs at an average of 171 across the three Royal London ODIs.

England Women’s Head Coach, Mark Robinson, said:“We've done a lot of soul searching and worked incredibly hard since the ICC Women’s World T20 at the start of this year.

“The summer series against Pakistan couldn't have gone any better in terms of results, but more importantly the manner in which we went about playing our cricket was really pleasing.

“This tour to the West Indies will now give us a good idea of how far we have come. The heat of Jamaica and the ability of the West Indies team will test our skills, fitness and mental strength. Everyone is hugely excited by the challenge ahead."

All five of England women’s fixtures against the West Indies will be played in Jamaica during a two-week window, starting on Saturday 8th and Monday 10th October with the first two ODIs at the Trelawny Stadium in the Montego Bay area of the Caribbean island.

The remaining three ODIs will form England’s sixth round of matches in the ICC Women’s Championship – the qualification tournament for the ICC Women’s World Cup in England in 2017 – and will be played at Sabina Park, Kingston on 14th, 16th and 19th October.

Stafanie Taylor’s West Indies side currently sit in second place in the ICC Women’s Championship table, one place and one point above England, having last been in action in South Africa in February, when they recorded a 2-1 ODI series victory.

With just two rounds of the Championship remaining, a 3-0 score line against the West Indies would see Heather Knight’s England side secure one of the four automatic qualification spots for the home 50-over World Cup next summer.

Following the series in the West Indies, England women will travel to Sri Lanka in November to contest their final round of the ICC Women’s Championship.

England women last toured in the Caribbean in November 2013, recording a 2-0 ODI series victory against the hosts.

England squad: Heather Knight, Anya Shrubsole, Tammy Beaumont, Katherine Brunt, Sophia Ecclestone, Georgia Elwiss, Jenny Gunn, Alex Hartley, Dani Hazell, Amy Jones (w), Beth Langston, Laura Marsh, Nat Sciver, Lauren Winfield, Danni Wyatt.

England women’s schedule for West Indies tour:

Date

Format

Venue

8.10.16

1st ODI

Trelawny Stadium, Trelawny

10.10.16

2nd ODI

Trelawny Stadium, Trelawny

14.10.16

3rd ODI *

Sabina Park, Kingston

16.10.16

4th ODI *

Sabina Park, Kingston

19.10.16

5th ODI *

Sabina Park, Kingston

* ICC Women’s Championship fixture