Charlotte Edwards not resting on her laurels after Ashes success
England captain Charlotte Edwards believes her side's Ashes success could be the start of a new period of dominance.
Last Updated: 31/08/13 10:40am
Edwards and her team-mates were able to celebrate at the Ageas Bowl on Thursday when a five-wicket win in the second Twenty20 international sealed the series, which was played across Tests and one-day matches as well.
Victory sparked the kind of celebrations that looked some way off a few months ago when England lost the World Twenty20 final to the same opponents by four runs and then the 50-over title as well.
The 10-4 points success will now have to be defended in Australia over their summer but Edwards feels the home victories are only the start of something special with more progress expected.
"This group of players can get better and better," she said. "This is just the start for us. We're building confidence with this group. We're working hard and we've got to work even harder.
"It's been fantastic. The Test match seems a long time ago now. From an England perspective it has been fantastic. It's been great to play over the formats.
"The most pleasing thing for us is that we've been able to beat them over all formats, which bodes well for the future."
The series ends at the Emirates Durham ICG on Saturday and spinner Danielle Hazell is looking forward to lifting the trophy on home ground, after hopefully adding another victory.
"Tomorrow is still an international game of cricket and we're still looking to put in a good performance and to win the game," she said.
"We'll try to get more points on the board and a better performance to hopefully build towards going back down to Australia to keep them.
"Durham is my home ground and I am obviously looking forward to playing here and lifting the Ashes here.
"I'm going to have family and friends come along and hopefully we should have a big crowd before the men play too."