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Alice Davidson-Richards earns recall to England Women’s ODI squad

England's Alice Davidson-Richards celebrates reaching her half century
England's Alice Davidson-Richards celebrates reaching her half century
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England Women have announced a 14-strong squad for the Royal London Series against South Africa.

Alice Davidson-Richards, who scored a century on Test debut in Taunton, is in the squad while Danni Wyatt is also selected. Issy Wong and Lauren Bell earn their first call-ups to an ODI squad.

  • Heather Knight (Western Storm, cap)
  • Tammy Beaumont (Lightning)
  • Lauren Bell (Southern Vipers)
  • Katherine Brunt (Northern Diamonds)
  • Kate Cross (Thunder)
  • Alice Davidson-Richards (South East Stars)
  • Charlie Dean (Southern Vipers)
  • Sophia Dunkley (South East Stars)
  • Sophie Ecclestone (Thunder)
  • Amy Jones (Central Sparks)
  • Emma Lamb (Thunder)
  • Nat Sciver (Northern Diamonds, vice captain)
  • Issy Wong (Central Sparks)
  • Danni Wyatt (Southern Vipers)

Head Coach Lisa Keightley said: “Although these South Africa ODIs don’t form part of the ICC Women’s Championship, we are at the beginning of a new three-year cycle, which is so exciting.

“We have to keep looking forward and trying to improve as a team, and we were so delighted with the energy and skill that the four debutants brought in the LV= Insurance Test match.

“I’m looking forward to hopefully seeing something similar in the Royal London Series and throughout the rest of the summer, with new players putting their hands up to win games for England and selection becoming tougher and tougher as more players make a case to be included.”

England Women A will face South Africa in a T20 warm-up at Sophia Gardens at 2.30pm on Monday July 4. A squad of 13 has been named. A live-stream of the match will be available on Glamorgan CCC’s YouTube channel.

A separate squad for England Women A’s 50-over warm-up against South Africa on Thursday July 7 will be announced in due course, as will the squad for the Vitality IT20 series leg of England Women’s multi-format series against South Africa.

England Women A Squad: Bryony Smith (South East Stars, cap), Maia Bouchier (Southern Vipers), Alice Capsey (South East Stars), Kira Chathli (South East Stars), Freya Davies (South East Stars), Dani Gibson (Western Storm), Bess Heath (Northern Diamonds), Marie Kelly (Lightning), Freya Kemp (Southern Vipers), Linsey Smith (Northern Diamonds), Mady Villiers (Sunrisers). Travelling reserve: Grace Potts (Central Sparks)

England Women v South Africa Women multi-format series

LV= Insurance Test Match

Monday June 27-Thursday June 30: England v South Africa. Match drawn. 2-2

Royal London Series

Monday July 11: England v South Africa (The County Ground, Northampton, 2pm) Two points

Friday July 15: England v South Africa (Seat Unique Stadium, Bristol 2pm) Two points

Monday July 18: England v South Africa (The Uptonsteel County Ground, Leicester, 2pm) Two points

Vitality IT20 Series

Thursday July 21: England v South Africa (The Cloud County Ground, Chelmsford, 7pm) Two points

Saturday July 23: England v South Africa (New Road, Worcester, 2.30pm) Two points

Monday July 25: England v South Africa (The Incora County Ground, Derby, 6.30pm) Two points