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Congratulations to Eva Gray and Grace Scrivens, who have been called up to the England A squad to face Australia later this week, in a three-day warm-up at Leicestershire’s Uptonsteel County Ground on Thursday through to Saturday.

For Scrivens, representing England A is the next chapter of an incredible twelve months. She represented the side towards the end of last season, before captaining England’s U19 side at the World Cup in January where she won the ICC Player of the Month. She will look to play a key role for the side in the three-day game against some of the best players in the world, as her stock continues to soar.

Eva Gray will represent her country for the first time, and earns her call up having performed well with both bat and ball since joining Sunrisers over the winter, taking nine wickets and scoring 96 runs in both formats so far this summer.

On the news of receiving the news of her latest selection, Scrivens said: “I’m really excited to be picked in the England A squad to face Australia. I think it is a great opportunity to test myself against world class players, and I can’t wait to get going and hopefully get one over on the Aussies.

It’s brilliant that Eva has also been named in the team. She has been a great addition to our side, and has been playing really nicely so far this summer. She’s put in so much work in behind the scenes so it’s really good to see her getting the recognition that she deserves.”

Gray also commented: “I’m very excited to meet up with the England A group this week and get a taste of red ball cricket. I was quite surprised to get the call, but it’s a really good opportunity for me and hopefully I can show people what I can do!”

Sunrisers Regional Director of Cricket, Danni Warren, said: “Everyone at Sunrisers is incredibly proud of Eva and Grace. It’s a brilliant achievement for them and we wish them all the best. It feels like it has been coming for a while with Grace, having done so well with the U19’s in the past, and for Eva to get her first call up is special for her and is testament to the hard work and commitment that they have put into their game over the past few months.”

Congratulations to both Eva and Grace, and we look forward to seeing how you go over the weekend!

ECB announcement

England Women have announced their Women's Ashes Test squad for the 2023 Metro Bank Ashes Series.

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.

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).

Heather Knight’s outfit then kick off their Ashes summer with a five-day Test match at Trent Bridge, Nottingham (22-26 June).

The multi-format series will consist of one LV= Insurance Test match (worth four points), three ODIs and three Vitality IT20s (each worth two points). The Test match will be England Women’s first over five days on home soil, and their first visit to Trent Bridge since 2000.

Meanwhile, England A, captained by Northern Diamonds’ Lauren Winfield-Hill, will also 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 will contest their own IT20 and ODI series against their Australian counterparts, the squads for which will be announced in due course.

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 Vipers)

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)

Warm-up fixtures

Thursday 15 June-Saturday 17 June: Three-Day Warm-Up, England Women v Australia A, Incora County Ground, Derbyshire CC, 11am

Entry is free.

Thursday 15 June-Saturday 17 June: Three-Day Warm-Up, England A v Australia Women, Uptonsteel County Ground, Leicestershire CCC, 11am

Entry is free.

Women's Ashes Fixtures

Thursday June 22-Monday 26 June: Metro Bank Test Match, Trent Bridge, Nottingham, 11am (4 points)

Saturday July 1: 1st IT20, Edgbaston, Birmingham 6.30pm (2 points)

Wednesday July 5: 2nd IT20, The Kia Oval, London 6.30pm (2 points)

Saturday July 8: 3rd IT20, Lord’s, London 9.10am (2 points)

Wednesday 12 July: 1st ODI, Seat Unique Stadium, Bristol 1pm (2 points)

Sunday 16 July: 2nd ODI, Ageas Bowl, Southampton, 11am (2 points)

Tuesday 18 July: 3rd ODI, Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton, 11am (2 points) Tickets are available to buy here.

England Women's A Fixtures

Wednesday June 21: 1st T20, England Women A v Australia A, Haselgrave, Loughborough, 2.30pm

Friday June 23: 2nd T20, England Women A v Australia A, Haselgrave, Loughborough, 2.30pm

Sunday June 25: 3rd T20, England Women A v Australia A, Haselgrave Loughborough, 2.30pm

Wednesday 28 June: 1st ODI, England Women A v Australia A, Haselgrave Loughborough, 11am

Friday 30 June: 2nd ODI, England Women A v Australia A, Haselgrave, Loughborough, 11am

Entry to all Loughborough fixtures is free.

Sunday 2 July: 3rd ODI, England Women A v Australia A, Guildford CCC, 11am

Entry is free with tickets available here.

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