Arran Brindle in England squad to tour South Africa

Arran Brindle
Brindle plays for Louth in the Lincolnshire Premier League

Lincolnshire's Arran Brindle has retained her place in the England squad to tour South Africa in October.

The all-rounder was a member of the side which won both the T20 and one-day quadrangular series against Australia, India and New Zealand in June and July.

"Playing such a big part in the summer makes it feel all the more worthwhile," she told BBC Lincolnshire.

"The strength in depth is good for us because we know that if we don't perform people are wanting our place."

England will play three ODIs and three T20 internationals in Potchefstroom from 17-31 October.

Brindle, who plays at county level for Sussex and for Louth in the Lincolnshire Premier League, returned to the international scene at the start of 2011 after a career break to start a family and hopes they will be able to join her in South Africa.

"Hopefully they should be able to get out there which is a massive thing to me," she said.

"Coming back into the set-up, it was one of the things I discussed with the coaches and backroom staff because I don't want to spend a massive amount of time away from them.

"To have them around is really important, as much to share the day-to-day activities as the success along the way."

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