Five Victorian Cricket Team members have been named in the Australian Women’s Cricket Team’s 14-player squad for the Commonwealth Bank Ashes Tour of England.
Captain Meg Lanning, Ellyse Perry, Elyse Villani, Georgia Wareham and Tayla Vlaeminck have all been named in the squad while three Victorians, Sophie Molineux, Molly Strano and Annabel Sutherland have also been selected in the Australia A squad.
Australia and England will contest three One-Day Internationals, a Test match and three T20 Internationals from 2-31 July. T
The Ashes will be awarded to the team that accumulates the most points across the multi-format series. Teams are awarded two points for each ODI and T20 INTL win, while a Test win is worth four points.
Commonwealth Bank Ashes Tour of England – Australia squad
Nicole Bolton, WA
Nicola Carey, TAS
Ashleigh Gardner, NSW
Rachael Haynes, NSW
Alyssa Healy, NSW
Jess Jonassen, QLD
Delissa Kimmince, QLD Meg Lanning, VIC
Beth Mooney, QLD Ellyse Perry, VIC
Megan Schutt, SA Elyse Villani, VIC Georgia Wareham, VIC Tayla Vlaeminck, VIC
Speaking on the selection of the Women’s Ashes squad, National Selector Shawn Flegler said:
“We’ve been able to name a reasonably stable squad which is really important with Sophie Molineux the only player to miss out from Australia’s most recent series against New Zealand.
“Sophie has been doing everything she could do prove her fitness having had a shoulder reconstruction back in February, but she still needs a bit more time to make sure she’s 100% so she’ll travel to England with the Australia A side.
“Tayla (Vlaeminck) was also under an injury cloud but she’s back bowling and has had a terrific off-season up in Brisbane, so we’re really excited to see what she can do in English conditions.
“We’re fortunate to be able to take an Australia A side to England as well which will give us flexibility with the squad as we move through the various formats.
The Australia A squad will play matches against the England Women’s Team and England Women’s Academy.
Commonwealth Bank Ashes Tour of England – Australia A squad
Maitlan Brown, ACT
Erin Burns, NSW
Josie Dooley, QLD
Heather Graham, WA
Sammy-Jo Johnson, QLD
Tahlia McGrath, SA Sophie Molineux, VIC
Georgia Redmayne, QLD Molly Strano, VIC Annabel Sutherland, VIC
Rachel Trenaman, NSW
Belinda Vakarewa, TAS
Amanda-Jade Wellington, SA
Women’s Ashes Fixtures
26 June – England Women’s Academy v Australia, Loughborough
28 June – England Women’s Academy v Australia, Loughborough
11-13 July – England Women’s Academy v Australia, Marlborough College, Swindon
2 July – 1st ODI, England v Australia, Grace Road, Leicester
4 July – 2nd ODI, England v Australia, Grace Road, Leicester
7 July – 3rd ODI, England v Australia, St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury
18-21 July – England v Australia, The County Ground, Taunton
26 July – 1st T20I, England v Australia, County Ground, Chelmsford
28 July – 2nd T20I, England v Australia, The County Ground, Hove
31 July – 3rd T20I, England v Australia, Bristol County Ground, Bristol
Australia A Fixtures
29 June, England v Australia A, Loughborough
3 July, England Women’s Academy v Australia, Loughborough
5 July, England Women’s Academy v Australia, Loughborough
8 July, England Women’s Academy v Australia, Loughborough
Three-day tour match
12-14 July, England v Australia A, Millfield School, Street
17 July, England Women’s Academy v Australia, Millfield School, Street
19 July, England Women’s Academy v Australia, Millfield School, Street