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Cricket - 09. November 2007.

England Women’s Squad to face Australia and New Zealand

Somerset all-rounder, Stephanie Davies gets her first full international call-up, while Sussex spinner Rosalie Birch has been recalled following a year’s absence. Fellow Sussex spin colleagues Holly Colvin and Charlie Russell will share the front line spinner duties with Colvin playing on the Australia leg and Russell taking the reigns for New Zealand.

 

Yorkshire’s Katherine Brunt remains unavailable for selection through the injury sustained to her back in February 2007. Fellow pace-bowler Lynsey Askew is also unavailable due to an injury to her finger.

 

Charlotte Edwards will lead the fifteen-strong squad as they contest the Ashes as well as a Twenty20 and an ODI series against Australia followed by a whirlwind tour of New Zealand comprising five ODIs in eight days.

 

Edwards said: “This squad is a great blend of youth and experience with nine from the victorious 2005 Ashes team travelling to Australia. This demonstrates continuity in selection, which is excellent preparation as we look ahead to the World Cup in 2009. It’s going to be a tough tour this winter, but we definitely have the talent to challenge both Australia and New Zealand. “

 

Dobson added:” Steph Davies will be a great asset to the squad. She has been performing consistently in the LV County Championships and Super 4s for the past few seasons as well as for the England Development side. She offers us additional depth in our batting and bowling departments and it’ll be a great opportunity for her to show what she can do at the next level.

 

“Rosalie has put in a lot of hours to improve her action and her batting and we’re happy with the development. She’s great to have in the squad and we’re all confident she’ll have a good tour.”

 

Squad:

Name

County

Date of Birth

Charlotte Edwards (capt)

Kent

17/12/1979

Caroline Atkins

Sussex

13/01/1981

Rosalie Birch

Sussex

06/12/1983

Holly Colvin (Australia leg)

Sussex

07/09/1989

Stephanie Davies

Somerset

21/10/1987

Lydia Greenway

Kent

06/08/1985

Isa Guha

Berkshire

21/05/1985

Jenny Gunn

Nottinghamshire

09/05/1986

Laura Marsh

Sussex

05/12/1986

Beth Morgan

Middlesex

27/09/1981

Charlotte Russell (New Zealand)

Sussex

04/02/1988

Nicola Shaw

Nottinghamshire

30/12/1981

Jane Smit

Nottinghamshire

24/12/1972

Claire Taylor

Berkshire

25/09/1975

Sarah Taylor

Sussex

20/05/1989

 

Schedule:

 

January 21      England depart Heathrow

 

January 25      Tour Match                  England v Victoria                   Venue TBC    

January 28      Tour Match                  England v Australia U21          Venue TBC

January 30      Tour Match                  England v Australia U21          Venue TBC

 

February 1       Twenty20                    England v Australia                 Venue TBC

February 3       1st ODI                         England v Australia                 MCG

February 4       2nd ODI                        England v Australia                 MCG

February 7       3rd ODI                        England v Australia                 Drummoyne Oval      

February 10     4th ODI                        England v Australia                 SCG

February 11     5th ODI                        England v Australia                 SCG

February 15     Test Match                  England v Australia                 Bradman Oval,Bowral

February 16     Day 2                           England v Australia                 Bradman Oval,Bowral

February 17     Day 3                           England v Australia                 Bradman Oval,Bowral

February 18     Day 4                           England v Australia                 Bradman Oval,Bowral

 

February 20     England team depart for New Zealand

                        England team arrive Christchurch

 

February 22     Tour Match                  England v New Zealand A       Lincoln

February 24     1st ODI                         England v New Zealand          Lincoln University

February 25     2nd ODI                        England v New Zealand          Lincoln University

February 28     3rd ODI                        England v New Zealand          Lincoln University

 

March 2           4th ODI                        England v New Zealand          Lincoln University

March 3           5th ODI                        England v New Zealand          Lincoln University

March 5           England depart

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