Ashes fever returns to Edgbaston on Saturday (1 July) as England Women take on Australia in the first of three IT20s.

And the match marks another #HerStory milestone as for the first time the wicket is being prepared by an all-women grounds team.

Edgbaston has assembled a team of eight female sports turf specialists – led by Meg Lay, Sports Turf Operative at Gloucestershire CCC’s Seat Unique Stadium – as part of efforts to promote cricket careers for women and girls.

Meg, who was one the first female ground staff members in professional cricket, hopes the initiative will encourage more women to follow in her footsteps.