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Home England take on Australia at Lord's
England women hope to continue their magnificent 100% record in the 2011 summer with victory over arch rivals Australia at Lord’s on Tuesday 5 July.
The sides are both unbeaten in the NatWest Women’s Quadrangular 50-over series ahead of their clash at the Home of Cricket and have qualified for the final.
Charlotte Edwards’ England - who won the Quadrangular Twenty20 series against Australia last month - top the table by a single bonus point ahead of the meeting.
And they will be desperate to maintain their winning momentum at Lord’s with the final taking place at Wormsley on Thursday 7 July.
Tickets are available on the gate, priced at £12 for adults, £6 for over-65s and £5 for under-16s.
MCC Young Cricketers (YC) and MCC Universities (MCCU) players make up half of England’s 14-man squad.
Current YCs Sarah Taylor, Fran Wilson, Danielle Wyatt and Heather Knight were included in the original squad while Georgia Elwiss received a late call up.
Elwiss will hope to make her international debut at her home ground.
Current Durham MCCU spinner Holly Colvin and ex-MCCU Laura Marsh make up the MCCU contingent.
Left-arm spinner Colvin is in superb form, having collected the player-of-the-tournament award in the T20 Quadrangular with seven wickets in four matches.
England are in dominant form, comfortably winning their first two 50-over clashes with India and New Zealand.
Australia have been their main rivals for a number of years though and they will have their minds firmly set on a pair of wins this week.
As ICC World Champions and ICC World T20 winners England are understandably the side to beat in the women’s game.
Australia’s victory in the one-off Ashes Test and the three match ODI series last winter has added some spice to this summer’s action and England seem determined to reaffirm their status as the number one side in the game.