Somerset's Fran Wilson upbeat despite poor Oz tour

Fran Wilson
Wilson made her England debut on the tour of Sri Lanka in November

Somerset and England batter Fran Wilson says her confidence is still high despite a poor showing on England women's tour to Australia.

This week the 19-year-old learnt she had kept her place in the squad for the limited overs competitions this summer.

"I didn't have the greatest time runs-wise but I don't think you can take it to heart," Wilson told BBC Bristol.

"You do think about things more when you're not doing well but I still try and smash it."

Wilson, who grew up in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, suffered the ignominy of golden ducks in both of her T20 outings down under.

"It was tough but you have to learn to not get too down about it and my family were out there so they were really supportive," she added.

"Because I wasn't getting in the starting 11 I was getting a bit frustrated because I hate not playing."

England women take on Australia, New Zealand and India in T20 and fifty overs tournaments starting in June.

"I think the squad is as strong as it's been since England won the World Cup in 2009," said Wilson.

"We met up on Thursday for our first training session and we've got great strength and depth.

"We've got to be one of the favourites and we're really confident."

And Wilson is hoping to learn from her experience in Australia to cement her place in the starting XI in all forms of the game.

"I do enjoy limited overs but Test cricket is what makes the game and also the women's Ashes test match is what everyone wants to be part of," she said.

"Hopefully if I have a good summer [for England] I can get into that format of the game too."