Surrey Women Sophia Dunkley & Nat Sciver are both in the England squad that will look to defend its 50 over Women’s Cricket World Cup title in New Zealand next month.
Both Dunkley & Sciver are currently on their way back to the UK after completing a multi-format Ashes series in Australia.
South East Stars, the team that represents Surrey & Kent in regional cricket, are represented by Dunkley, Freya Davies & Tash Farrant.
Sciver will be vice-captain for the tournament, assisting Heather Knight. This is her second 50-over World Cup, after being named 12th Player for her 369 runs and seven wickets during England’s triumph. She has also played in four T20 World Cups.
Dunkley will be making her first appearance at a 50 over World Cup, having played at the 2018 edition of the T20 World Cup. So far she has played 10 ODIs, scoring 163 runs.
England’s competition will begin on the 5th March when they face Australia in Hamilton. Each team will play the other seven nations once before the top four progress to the semi-finals. Every match will be shown live on Sky Sports in the UK.
Jonathan Finch, Director of England Women’s Cricket, said: “The ICC Women’s World Cup is a special event in the international women’s cricket calendar and we are excited by the squad we have selected.
“The chance to refocus our intentions immediately after the disappointment of the Ashes is exciting and provides an opportunity to embrace the challenge of a global event.
“The England Women’s A series that ran alongside the Ashes enabled a wider group of players to compete for a place in the squad which has made for some tough calls on selection.
“Emma Lamb, a consistent performer across domestic cricket, comes into the squad after making her international debut last summer and offers multiple options with the bat and as an all-rounder with her off-spin bowling.
“Success at World Cups is often the pinnacle of a player’s career and we wish all those selected all the best in their quest to win on the world stage.”
Heather Knight (Western Storm, cap)
Tammy Beaumont (Lightning)
Katherine Brunt (Northern Diamonds)
Freya Davies (South East Stars)
Charlie Dean (Southern Vipers)
Sophia Dunkley (South East Stars)
Kate Cross (Thunder)
Sophie Ecclestone (Thunder)
Tash Farrant (South East Stars)
Amy Jones (Central Sparks)
Emma Lamb (Thunder)
Nat Sciver (Northern Diamonds, vice-captain)
Anya Shrubsole (Western Storm)
Lauren Winfield-Hill (Northern Diamonds)
Danni Wyatt (Southern Vipers)
Lauren Bell (Southern Vipers)
Mady Villiers (Sunrisers)