England Women confirm back to training plans

18 June 2020

Twenty-four England Women cricketers will return to individual training on June 22 as plans continue for a proposed tri-series with India and South Africa in September.

The players will return across six venues, initially training on their own before progressing to small group training. Squads for specific formats will be named in due course, subject to confirmation of the proposed series.

England Captain Heather Knight, once in the Gloucestershire Academy, will be training at the Bristol County Ground, a place which will be familiar as she has plenty of experience playing for both England and Western Storm. Knight will also be joined by Lauren Bell who played for the Southern Vipers in the Kia Women’s Super League.

Gloucestershire Chief Executive Will Brown expressed his excitement of Knight and Bell training in Bristol, he said:

“We are really excited about Heather Knight and Lauren Bell resuming their England training programmes at Bristol. It is a great honour to be able to help the wider game in getting ready for International cricket.

We know Heather well from her many appearances in Bristol for both England and the mighty Western Storm whilst Swindon born Lauren is a hugely talented and exciting cricketer who will be no stranger to fans of the Kia Super League. We really hope they enjoy their time with us and we can’t wait to get their training started.”

Full England Training Squad:

Tammy Beaumont (Kent/London Spirit), Lauren Bell (Berkshire/Southern Brave), Katherine Brunt (Yorkshire/Northern Superchargers), Kate Cross (Lancashire/Manchester Originals), Alice Davidson-Richards (Kent/Northern Superchargers), Freya Davies (Sussex/London Spirit), Sophia Dunkley (Surrey/Manchester Originals), Sophie Ecclestone (Lancashire/Manchester Originals), Georgia Elwiss (Sussex/Birmingham Phoenix), Katie George (Hampshire/Welsh Fire), Sarah Glenn (Worcestershire/Trent Rockets), Kirstie Gordon (Kent/Birmingham Phoenix), Amy Jones (Warwickshire/Birmingham Phoenix), Heather Knight (Berkshire/London Spirit), Emma Lamb (Lancashire/Manchester Originals), Nat Sciver (Surrey/Trent Rockets), Anya Shrubsole (Berkshire/Southern Brave), Bryony Smith (Surrey/Oval Invincibles), Linsey Smith (Sussex/Northern Superchargers), Mady Villiers (Essex/Trent Rockets), Fran Wilson (Kent/Oval Invincibles), Lauren Winfield (Yorkshire/Northern Superchargers), Issy Wong (Warwickshire/Birmingham Phoenix), Danni Wyatt (Sussex/Southern Brave)

Their training sessions will take place under the same medical guidelines and bio-secure conditions as have been in place for England Men. The 24 players will train across six different venues: National Performance Centre, Loughborough; Emerald Headingley, Yorkshire; The Kia Oval, London; Bristol County Ground, Bristol; Chester Boughton Hall CC, Lancashire; and the 1st Central County Ground, Hove.

Jonathan Finch - Director, England Women's Cricket - said:

"We remain hopeful of playing cricket this summer and it's exciting for this group of players to be able to return to training.

"We've had great support from the First-Class counties with the use of their venues, and we're grateful to them for that, and hopefully this is one step closer towards England Women returning to the field this summer."

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