Women's cricket August 6, 2013

Edwards in charge of England quest

ESPNcricinfo staff

Charlotte Edwards will lead England's quest to regain the Women's Ashes which begins with the sole Test match on Sunday. The revamped Women's Ashes series encompasses all formats of the game with a Test, three ODIs and three T20s.

Edwards, 33, will play in her 11th Ashes Test and will hope to give her side the perfect start to regaining the Ashes they lost in Australia in January 2011. Edwards scored an unbeaten century in the one-off Ashes Test in Sydney and is one of seven players in the England squad for this Test that played in the defeat two years ago.

Seam bowler Katherine Brunt and allrounder Laura Marsh are two of those; both return to the squad having missed the series against Pakistan last month. During that series, Yorkshire's Lauren Winfield and Surrey's Natalie Sciver made their debuts and both are included in the Test match squad for Wormsley.

Winfield, 22-years-old from York, is a right-handed batsman who made little impression in the two ODIs and two T20s against Pakistan. Sciver, just 20, plays for Surrey and took 3 for 28 in the second ODI.

England have also named a further two squads for the ODI and T20 series. 10 players are included in all three squads. Sussex's Holly Colvin will come in to both limited-overs parties with Georgia Elwiss named in the 14 for the ODIs and 17-year old Kent left-arm seamer Natasha Farrant joining the squad for the T20s.

The Women's Ashes will be the first major series for the new ECB Women's and Girls' high performance manager Paul Shaw who replaced Mark Lane, who oversaw the England Women's team for five years until he resigned in May.

"The inaugural multi-format Women's Ashes is unprecedented in terms of establishing a winning team across all three formats," head of England Women's cricket Clare Connor said. "Our selectors have picked well-balanced squads to maximise the strengths of our players in each of the formats of the game. England are focussed on regaining the Ashes and we know Australia will be looking to continue their dominance of the past couple of years, so we anticipate an exciting and hard-fought month."

England Women squads to face Australia
Test Match
Charlotte Edwards (Kent, capt), Tammy Beaumont (Kent), Arran Brindle (Sussex), Katherine Brunt (Yorkshire), Lydia Greenway (Kent), Jenny Gunn (Nottinghamshire), Danielle Hazell (Yorkshire), Heather Knight (Berkshire), Laura Marsh (Kent), Natalie Sciver (Surrey), Anya Shrubsole (Somerset), Sarah Taylor (Sussex, wkt), Lauren Winfield (Yorkshire), Danielle Wyatt (Nottinghamshire)

ODIs
Charlotte Edwards (Kent, capt), Tammy Beaumont (Kent), Arran Brindle (Sussex), Katherine Brunt (Yorkshire), Holly Colvin (Sussex), Georgia Elwiss (Sussex), Lydia Greenway (Kent), Jenny Gunn (Nottinghamshire), Danielle Hazell (Yorkshire), Heather Knight (Berkshire), Laura Marsh (Kent), Anya Shrubsole (Somerset), Sarah Taylor (Sussex, wkt), Lauren Winfield (Yorkshire)

T20s
Charlotte Edwards (Kent, capt), Tammy Beaumont (Kent), Arran Brindle (Sussex), Katherine Brunt (Yorkshire), Holly Colvin (Sussex), Natasha Farrant (Kent), Lydia Greenway (Kent), Jenny Gunn (Nottinghamshire), Danielle Hazell (Yorkshire), Laura Marsh (Kent), Natalie Sciver (Surrey), Anya Shrubsole (Somerset), Sarah Taylor (Sussex, capt), Danielle Wyatt (Nottinghamshire)

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  • on August 7, 2013, 9:14 GMT

    Maybe all series should ve decided this way, over all formats.

  • on August 7, 2013, 2:18 GMT

    Fantastic, can we have the scorecard of the Aussie Womens only tour game now?

  • on August 7, 2013, 9:14 GMT

    Maybe all series should ve decided this way, over all formats.

  • on August 7, 2013, 2:18 GMT

    Fantastic, can we have the scorecard of the Aussie Womens only tour game now?

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  • on August 7, 2013, 2:18 GMT

    Fantastic, can we have the scorecard of the Aussie Womens only tour game now?

  • on August 7, 2013, 9:14 GMT

    Maybe all series should ve decided this way, over all formats.