Anya selected for England Ashes ODI squad
Somerset’s Anya Shrubsole has been included in the England women’s One-Day International squad for the three Women’s Ashes Royal London ODIs against Australia.
Captain Charlotte Edwards will be aiming to lead England to a third consecutive Women’s Ashes series victory this summer, with a very experienced squad named for the first three fixtures of the multi-format series. Between the 14-players there are 807 ODI caps, with Edwards (185), Lydia Greenway (121) and Jenny Gunn (125) all having represented England over a hundred times in 50-over cricket. Vice-captain Heather Knight is also in line to win her 50th ODI cap.
Commenting on the squad announcement ECB Director of England Women’s Cricket Clare Connor said: “I don’t think it’s too dramatic a statement to say that the 2015 Women’s Ashes contest is possibly the most eagerly anticipated series in the history of international women’s cricket. The pace at which the women’s game is evolving at the moment is extraordinary. This summer for the first time ever, we will see two fully professional international women’s teams in action, with live broadcast coverage of every single ball, including the Kia Women’s Test match on Sky Sports and BBC Radio. It is this level of exposure and support that will ensure that the women’s game continues to grow, and that will inspire women and girls everywhere to play the game.
“England’s 14-player squad named for the first three Royal London ODIs is one of real strength and demonstrates the depth of talent currently running through the England women’s performance programme.”
England Women begin their 2015 Ashes campaign at Taunton on July 21st and the series will be contested across all three formats of the game – one Kia Women’s Test match, three Royal London One-Day Internationals and three NatWest Twenty20 Internationals.
Tickets are still available for the Royal London W0men’s Ashes ODI match between England women v Australia women at The County Ground on July 21st. Tickets cost £10 for adults and £1 for Under 19′s. Tickets for this match can be purchased by clicking here or by calling 0845 337 1875.
ASHES LAUNCH EVENT
Ahead of the Ashes series, a special launch event will be taking place at The County Ground on Saturday July 18th.
Both the England and Australian squads will be joining us for the special event which will give supporters the opportunity to mingle with stars of the Women’s game.
The event is free of charge and will run from 5pm to 7pm. A BBQ will be available along with refreshments for which there will be a charge. You can even take part in some cricket activities on the County Ground pitch with the England players!
Former England Women’s captain Clare Connor who is now the ECB’s Head of Women’s Cricket will also be on hand to share her vast experiences both on and off the field and there will be a Q & A session with members of the England and Australia squads.
If you would like to attend this event, please register your interest via our ticketing system by clicking here.
England Women’s Ashes ODI squad in full:
|Charlotte Edwards (captain)||Kent|
|Heather Knight (vice-captain)||Berkshire|
Women’s Ashes Series 2015:
|Date||Format||Venue||Points for a win||Points for a tie / draw||Points for no result|
|July 21||Royal London ODI*||The County Ground, Taunton||2 points||1 point||1 point|
|July 23||Royal London ODI*||Bristol County Ground||2 points||1 point||1 point|
|July 26||Royal London ODI*||New Road, Worcester||2 points||1 point||1 point|
|August11 – 14||Kia Women’s Test||The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence||4 points||2 points||2 points|
|August 26||NatWest T20I#||The Essex County Ground, Chelmsford||2 points||Super Over||1 point|
|August 28||NatWest T20I#||The BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground, Hove||2 points||Super Over||1 point|
|August 31||NatWest T20I+#||SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff||2 points||Super Over||1 point|
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