Edwards set for MCC challenge
Published: 05 February 2014
England Women's captain Charlotte Edwards will lead against Rest of the World in the Women's Lord's Bicentenary 50-over match on Monday 19 May.
The MCC Women's XI will be dominated by England players past and present including the first female Wisden Cricketer of the Year, Claire Taylor.
The International Cricket Council will be selecting the Rest of the World side - the first time this has happened in the international women's game.
Few women have achieved more in the game than England’s record run scorer and double world cup winning captain Charlotte Edwards.
Charlotte Edwards hits 92 to retain the Women's Ashes
Having become the youngest woman to play for England as a 16-year-old in 1996, Edwards soon set about asserting her dominance as a hard-hitting opener, with a then-record women’s ODI score of 173 against Ireland the day before her 18th birthday.
After contributing to England winning the Ashes in 2005 after a 42-year absence, Edwards succeeded Clare Connor as captain in 2006, and has overseen the most successful era in England’s history.
Having retained the Ashes Down Under in 2007, Edwards led England to an unprecedented double of world titles in 2009, with the ICC World Cup in Australia being followed by the ICC World T20 on home soil, beating New Zealand in the Lord’s final.
Few women have achieved more in the game than Charlotte Edwards
Despite losing the 2010/11 Ashes in Australia, revenge followed as Edwards became the first women’s captain to retain the Ashes Down Under twice after multi-format series wins in 2013 and 2014 - hitting the winning runs as the Ashes were retained in Hobart.