Konica Minolta Queensland Fire duo Jess Jonassen and Beth Mooney today received the news they had been eagerly anticipating with selection in the Australian squad for the Women's Ashes series starting in Brisbane this month.

The pair were named today in the Australian ODI and Test squad for the multi-format series Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes Series against England that gets underway in Brisbane at Allan Border Field on Sunday October 22.

Selectors announced a 14-player One-Day International and 15-player Test squad while a Cricket Australia XI (CAXI) to face England in two 50-over tour matches has also been named.

Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes ODI Squad

Kristen Beams VIC                                  

Alex Blackwell (vc) NSW                         

Nicole Bolton WA                                   

Lauren Cheatle NSW                                

Ashleigh Gardner SA                            

Rachael Haynes (c) NSW                       

Alyssa Healy NSW                                     

Jess Jonassen QLD                                   

Tahlia McGrath SA                                

Beth Mooney QLD                                   

Ellyse Perry NSW                                       

Megan Schutt SA                                                      

Elyse Villani WA                                       

Amanda-Jade Wellington SA             

  

Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes Test Squad

Kristen Beams VIC                                  

Alex Blackwell NSW                                  

Nicole Bolton WA                               

Lauren Cheatle NSW                              

Ashleigh Gardner SA                            

Rachael Haynes NSW                               

Alyssa Healy NSW                                     

Jess Jonassen QLD                                   

Tahlia McGrath SA                                

Beth Mooney QLD                                   

Ellyse Perry NSW                                       

Megan Schutt SA                                   

Belinda Vakarewa NSW                           

Elyse Villani WA                                   

Amanda-Jade Wellington SA              

 

Cricket Australia XI

Hayleigh Brennan VIC            

Nicola Carey NSW                      

Piepa Cleary WA                   

Heather Graham WA              

Alana King VIC                          

Katie Mack ACT                         

Sophie Molineux VIC              

Georgia Redmayne TAS          

Naomi Stalenberg NSW           

Molly Strano (c) VIC                

Rachel Trenaman NSW             

Belinda Vakarewa NSW            

Tayla Vlaeminck VIC                

Australia’s Test squad will be reduced to 13 players following the three-day tour match against an ACT Invitational XI from 3-5 November, whilst a Twenty20 squad will be announced following the third ODI.

The first match of the series to be played in Brisbane is already sold out, with Australia and England to battle it out across three One-Day Internationals, an inaugural Ashes Day-Night Test match and three Twenty20 Internationals.

Brisbane will also host practice matches next week featuring Australia and England.

Fans can secure their tickets to the Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes for just $10 for adults and $5 for concessions*, while kids can get in for free^. Each match of the series will also support a nominated charity or the local cricket community, with two dollars from each adult and concession ticket being donated. Details on how to buy tickets are available at www.cricket.com.au/tickets.

*At match price. $2.95 per transaction ticket agency fee applies to purchases elsewhere.

^ Kids 15 years and under at date of match. Kids will still need a valid match ticket. Book free kids’ tickets with yours.

Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes tour matches

50-over matches

16 October – Australia v Queensland Fire, Allan Border Field, Brisbane

16 October – England v Cricket Australia XI, Brisbane (tbc)

18 October – Australia v Queensland Fire, Allan Border Field, Brisbane

18 October – England v Cricket Australia XI, Brisbane (tbc)