Rebecca Grundy called into England Womens Performance Squad
Warwickshire’s 23-year-old left-arm spinner Becky Grundy has been called into the England Women’s Performance Squad following Holly Colvin’s decision to take a break from all cricket with immediate effect.
Kelly Evenson, Cricket Development Manager at the Warwickshire Cricket Board, said: "Becky was first identified at a primary schools kwik cricket competition in Solihull at the age of 11 and has represented Warwickshire County squads since.
"She has recently left full time employment with the Warwickshire Cricket Board to pursue her dream of playing for England and this is a significant step towards it. We are delighted to hear the news of her call up to the Performance Squad. It is thoroughly deserved after all the years of dedication and commitment to developing her game."
ECB’s Head of Women’s Cricket, Clare Connor, said: “Holly’s decision creates an opportunity to invite left-arm spinner Rebecca Grundy into the England Women’s Performance Squad from the England Women’s Academy. Rebecca has developed enormously over the last couple of years at Warwickshire and thoroughly deserves this opportunity.”
England Women will arrive in Australia early in the New Year to begin their defence of the Women’s Ashes which they won earlier this summer beating Australia by twelve points to four in a new multi-format competition comprising four day, one-day and T20 cricket.
This winter’s Women’s Ashes Test series will follow the same format with an Ashes Test Match in Perth followed by three One-Day Internationals and three T20 Internationals. The team will then contest the Women’s World T20 tournament in Bangladesh in March/April next year.