England Women announce squad for LV= Insurance Women's Ashes Test

Western Storm duo Lauren Filer and Danielle Gibson are included in the 15-strong group for their maiden full call-ups.

England Women have announced their squad for the LV= Insurance Women's Ashes Test, where Heather Knight’s outfit will kick off their Metro Bank Women's Ashes summer at Trent Bridge, Nottingham (22-26 June).  

England Women's Ashes Test Squad 

Heather Knight (captain, Western Storm) 
Tammy Beaumont (The Blaze) 
Lauren Bell (Southern Vipers) 
Alice Capsey (South East Stars) 
Kate Cross (Thunder) 
Alice Davidson-Richards (South East Stars) 
Sophia Dunkley (South East Stars) 
Sophie Ecclestone (Thunder) 
Lauren Filer (Western Storm) 
Danielle Gibson (Western Storm) 
Amy Jones (Central Sparks) 
Emma Lamb (Thunder) 
Nat Sciver-Brunt (vice-captain, The Blaze) 
Issy Wong (Central Sparks) 
Danielle Wyatt (Southern Brave) 

Western Storm duo Lauren Filer and Danielle Gibson are included in the 15-strong group for their maiden full call-ups.  

Seamer Filer, who previously represented England Academy, has been a mainstay and top bowling performer in Western Storm’s last two campaigns. 

All-rounder Gibson is Storm’s joint-highest run scorer and top wicket taker in this season’s Charlotte Edwards Cup and in line to earn her first senior cap after travelling to the 2023 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup as a travelling reserve in February.   

The preparations for a thrilling summer of cricket get underway this week as England Women’s Test squad will play Australia A in a three-day warm-up fixture at the Incora County Ground, Derbyshire (15-17 June).   

Meanwhile, England A, who will contest in their own IT20 and ODI series against their Australian counterparts, captained by Northern Diamonds’ Lauren Winfield-Hill will play the senior Australia Women’s team in a three-day warm-up at Uptonsteel County Ground, Leicestershire (15-17 June).   

Alice Davidson-Richards and Danielle Wyatt will represent England A in the warm-up matches and are also named in the senior Test squad.  

England Women's A squad to face Australia in warm-up  

Lauren Winfield-Hill (captain, Northern Diamonds) 
Maia Bouchier (Southern Vipers) 
Alice Davidson-Richards (South East Stars) 
Freya Davies (South East Stars) 
Charlie Dean (vice-captain, Southern Vipers)  
Sarah Glenn (The Blaze) 
Kirstie Gordon (The Blaze) 
Eva Gray (Sunrisers) 
Bess Heath (Northern Diamonds) 
Eve Jones (Central Sparks) 
Paige Scholfield (South East Stars) 
Grace Scrivens (Sunrisers) 
Danielle Wyatt (Southern Vipers)