FORMER Aston Rowant bowler Linsey Smith has been awarded a rookie contract with England Women.

The left-arm spinner is included in a 21-player list issued by the England and Wales Cricket Board, with 17 offered full-time deals.

Smith, who has also been called up for the upcoming tours of India and Sri Lanka, made her international debut against South Africa at last November's ICC Women’s World T20.

The 23-year-old took two wickets in as many appearances as England finished runners-up to Australia.

Smith plays for Loughborough Lightning in the Kia Super League and sits sixth in the list for all-time wicket takers in the competition, claiming 24 victims across three seasons.