ALEX Hartley has been included in England's squad for the upcoming Women's Ashes.

The East Lancashire spinner was part of the World Cup-winning squad earlier this summer and will now hope to add Ashes glory to her growing CV.

The 24-year-old was born in Blackburn and played her club cricket at Clitheroe.

She is one of 14 of the successful World Cup squad included for the Ashes, with teenage spinner Sophie Ecclestone the only addition.

The 18-year-old Lancashire left-armer, who played two one-day internationals and two Twenty20s in 2016, replaces Beth Langston in the 15-strong touring party.

The tour, which comprises three ODIs, the inaugural women's day/night Test in Sydney and three T20Is, gets under way next month with World Cup-winning skipper Heather Knight looking to regain the urn which was lost two years ago.