England versus Australia A – Putting them in their place
For the second game in the series, the tables were turned: a full England XI fronted up against an Australian ‘A’ XIV. The result, a decisive win by 81 runs, reveals that the Aussie gap in ability between their first and second choices is just as marked as England’s.
England: 341-8 (50 overs) Wyatt 93 I11x4, 2×6), Beaumont 62, Winfield 47, Jones 42
Australia A: 260-9 (50 overs)
Seven of England’s batters scored at a run-a-ball or better. No fewer than eight sixes were struck by four different players including Sophie Ecclestone, her third maximum of the summer.
After Australia lost their first five wickets for 79, the tail wagged, led by Rachel Trenaman (73);
The pick of the England bowlers were Laura Marsh (4-48) and Kate Cross (3-38).
|Tammy Beaumont (captain)||Maitlin Brown|
|Amy Jones (wk)||Maddy Darke|
|Nat Sciver||Josie Dooley|
|Danni Wyatt||Erin Burns|
|Fran Wilson||Heather Graham|
|Lauren Winfield||Sammy-Jo Johnson|
|Jenny Gunn||Thalia McGrath|
|Katie George||Sophie Molineux|
|Sophie Ecclestone||Georgia Redmayne (wk)|
|Kate Cross||Molly Strano (captain)|
|Laura Marsh||Rachel Trenaman|
Heather Knight is reported ready to go after her recent injury.
Things begin to hot up on Tuesday 2 July at Grace Road, Leicester. Start 2pm