Home News Product Reviews Health & Fitness Features Healthy Eating

ARCHIVE NEWS

If it is not your content, try to search here:
Cricket - 28. January 2008.

England suffer defeat by Victoria Spirit


England Women suffered defeat at the hands of state side Victoria Spirit as they played their first practice match of the Australia tour at Caulfield Grammar School in Melbourne.


England opted to bat first and Victoria’s bowlers started well, dismissing England’s top-order fairly easily leaving them 4-38 after the 17th over. Jenny Gunn was the only player to spend any time at the crease for England, scoring 29 runs off 77 balls. Nicky Shaw came in down the order and hit 26 off 23 balls, including two fours and one six, but it was soon over with England all out for 137 off 49 overs.


In response Victoria knocked off the runs in the 35th over with both Rachel Haynes (63 not out) and Sarah Edwards (50 not out) scoring half centuries to steer them home. Jenny Gunn trapped Elyse Villani lbw for 15 in the fourth over, but that was the only scalp for the tourists.


England fielded all thirteen players currently in Australia in order to give everybody match practice ahead of the series which starts on Feb 1 with a Twenty20 at the MCG.


Head Coach Mark Dobson said: “We’re disappointed with our performance today. It’s a long way from our best, but I’m confident that with a week’s training and two more warm-up games we’ll be back close to our best and ready to compete.”


Captain Charlotte Edwards added: “Victoria bowled and fielded really well today, so credit to them. We were well below par, but we’re confident we’ll bounce back from this for the next two warm-up games.”


England

Sarah Taylor (wk)

Beth Morgan

Charlotte Edwards (c)

Claire Taylor

Lydia Greenway

Jenny Gunn

Caroline Atkins

Rosalie Birch

Laura Marsh

Nicola Shaw

Steph Davies

Isa Guha

Jane Smit

Thank you so much, if you tweet or share
23. July 68
Women sport news - DURRELL  VICTORIOUS IN ROCHESTER

DURRELL VICTORIOUS IN ROCHESTER

Picture by Richard Blaxall/SWpix.com 

21. July 85
Women sport news - NEW ZEALAND ARE WORLD CHAMPIONS

NEW ZEALAND ARE WORLD CHAMPIONS

Picture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com-go to facebook and twitter @womensport for live interviews and photos 

21. July 73
Women sport news - ENGLAND CLAIM BRONZE WITH SOUTH AFRICA VICTORY

ENGLAND CLAIM BRONZE WITH SOUTH AFRICA VICTORY

Picture by Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com 

21. July 72
Women sport news - Jamaica finish in fifth as their World Cup comes to an end

Jamaica finish in fifth as their World Cup comes to an end

live interviews on facebook and twitter @womensport

21. July 82
Women sport news - Uganda hold on to secure seventh place in Liverpool

Uganda hold on to secure seventh place in Liverpool

Picture by Isabel Pearce/SWpix.com - Live interviews and photos on facebook and twitter @womensport

20. July 140
Women sport news - New Zealand edge out England in last minute thriller

New Zealand edge out England in last minute thriller

Picture by Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com-live interveiws on facebook and twitter @womensport

20. July 106
Women sport news - Australia push South Africa to the limit to make World Cup Final

Australia push South Africa to the limit to make World Cup Final

Picture by Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com-Live interviews on facebook and twitter @womensport

20. July 111
Women sport news - Scotland secure 11th place after defeating Barbados in tight thriller
UP
Have you read it?
‘I’ve worked really hard’ – Georgia Hall eyes second Major
Australia retain Women's Ashes after Test draw in Taunton
Please follow us