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Laura Harper

The Somerset all-rounder was recalled by England at the end of 2005 for the winter tours to Sri Lanka and India.

She was selected as a replacement for captain Clare Connor, who was rested due to a foot injury.

Her previous appearance came in the second Test against Australia at Bankstown in Sydney in February 2003 but she then took a break to concentrate on her studies as she completed a psychology degree at Loughborough University.

At the age of 15 she became the first female to be picked for a male regional team when she represented the West of England Under 15.

Made her England debut against South Africa at Worcester in 2000 aged 16, when she took 1-39 in 10 overs, and was part of the squad for the 2000 World Cup in New Zealand where she made two appearances.

Her recall was reward for her impressive domestic form in the summer of 2005, when she made a hundred and two half-centuries.

Secured her return to the Test side by taking 3-16 against India Under 21 and then impressed during the one-off Test in Delhi as she claimed 5-66 - her maiden five-wicket haul in international cricket.