Source: ECB

England beat Australia A in Ashes warm up

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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).


England Australia
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
Amanda Wellington
Belinda Vakarewa
Elyse Villani

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