England women's Ashes squad named

Mon, Nov 29, 2010 5:58 PM

England women's Ashes squad named

Katherine Brunt and Beth Morgan make a return
England women's selectors on Monday named a 15-player squad for the England women's tour of Australia in January.

Pace bowler Katherine Brunt will return to the squad following a period of strength and conditioning as will left-arm spinner Holly Colvin after a busy three months of University studies. England stalwart Beth Morgan will also re-join the squad as they head Down Under to defend their Ashes crown.

England Women's Academy graduates Susie Rowe and Fran Wilson have secured a place in the squad after both demonstrated their skills to selectors on the recent tour of Sri Lanka.

England will play three One-Day Internationals' a five match international Twenty20 series and a four-day Test for the women's Ashes from 5-25 January.

The first and second Twenty20 matches will be played directly before England men play Australia on 12 and 14 January' at the Adelaide Oval and the MCG respectively.

Clare Connor' Head of England Women's Cricket said: "After an unbeaten tour to Sri Lanka' the selectors have made a few adjustments to the squad that will travel to Australia. The recent Sri Lanka tour successfully exposed some of our recent Academy graduates to international cricket' all of whom took their opportunities with Susie Rowe and Fran Wilson retaining their spots for the tour to Australia. Every cricketer dreams of a tour to Australia and I am confident that this squad will return with many successes to speak of' most notably with the Ashes retained."

Team: Charlotte Edwards (captain' Kent)' Katherine Brunt (Yorkshire)' Holly Colvin (Sussex)' Jenny Gunn' vice captain (Nottinghamshire)' Lydia Greenway (Kent)' Lauran Griffiths (Cheshire)' Isa Guha (Berkshire)' Danielle Hazell (Yorkshire)' Heather Knight (Berkshire)' Laura Marsh (Sussex)' Beth Morgan (Middlesex)' Susie Rowe (Kent)' Claire Taylor (Berkshire)' Fran Wilson (Somerset)' Danielle Wyatt (Staffordshire)'

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