International

Huge Summer ahead for Brisbane fans

Monday June 23, 2014 by  

Queensland Cricket will host the opening rounds of the new Matador BBQs One Day Cup tournament at the Gabba and Allan Border Field for the first time as part of a mammoth summer of cricket in 2014-15.

Between September 2014 and April 2015, Brisbane will feature more than 75 days of top flight cricket.

The Gabba will host the First Commonwealth Bank Test match between number one ranked Australia and India from Thursday 4 – Monday 8 December. Read more

WACA to host State’s First ODI Final

Monday June 23, 2014 by  

The West Australian public will this summer see the state’s first One Day International final and four of the current top-five ranked ODI teams, following today’s release of the 2014-15 domestic and international cricket fixtures.

Cricket Australia today announced the WACA Ground would feature four One Day Internationals, including the final of the Carlton Mid ODI Tri Series between Australia, England and India to be held on 1 February 2015.

The timing of the match will hold global significance, with ICC regulations demanding teams name their squads for February’s Cricket World Cup by mid-January, giving the West Australian public the first opportunity to watch World Cup teams in action. Read more

Aussie U19s lose to England

Friday February 28, 2014 by  

Australia has lost a nail-biter to England, going down by one wicket with two balls remaining, to finish fourth in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup.

England successfully chased down Australia’s 7/246 in the last over following a century to middle-order batsman Ben Duckett.

England was in trouble early in their innings, despite negotiating the new ball. Australia’s change of bowling produced immediate results as Ben Ashkenazi struck twice in his first over. Gregory smartly caught Jonathan Tattersall (17) at slip, and two balls later Ryan Higgins trudged off for a duck after dragging it on. Read more

Aussie U19s out of World Cup

Thursday February 27, 2014 by  

Australia is out of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup finals race after going down to South Africa by 80 runs at Dubai International Cricket Stadium today.

The loss means Australia will now play off for third place against England in Dubai on Friday.

Six wickets to South African quick Kagiso Rabada didn’t let the Aussie batsmen settle in their chase of 231. Rabada’s raw pace clocked up speeds of more than 140km/hour and undid Matt Short (7), Jaron Morgan (12) and Damien Mortimer (4), leaving Australia in trouble early. Read more

Southern Stars win third T20

Sunday February 2, 2014 by  

The Southern Stars have defeated England Women by seven wickets in the third Twenty20 (WT20 INTL) of the 2014 Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes Series at Stadium Australia today.

England secured the 2014 Women’s Ashes Title following their win in the first Twenty20 match in Hobart and finished the series with a points lead of 10-8. Australia’s Ellyse Perry claimed the Peden-Archdale Medal as the player-of-the-series.

Captain Meg Lanning won the toss and sent England in to bat first. Read more

Southern Stars win second T20

Friday January 31, 2014 by  

The Southern Stars have defeated England Women by seven wickets in the second Twenty20 (WT20 INTL) of the 2014 Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes Series at the MCG today.

Captain Meg Lanning won the toss and sent England in to bat first. The visitors made 6-98 from their 20 overs, a total which was chased down by the Australian side in the 16th over as they reached 3-99. Holly Ferling’s figures of 2-14 earned her player-of-the-match honours.

The Southern Stars got off to solid start with the ball as Ferling (2-14) snared the wicket of Danielle Wyatt (0) in the first over. Four overs later Ferling struck again as she claimed the key wicket of Sarah Taylor (8). Read more

England win 2014 Women’s Ashes Series

Wednesday January 29, 2014 by  

England Women have won the 2014 Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes Series after recording a nine-wicket win over the Southern Stars at Blundstone Arena today.

After winning the toss and electing to bat the home side made 3-150 from their 20 overs, which proved to not be quite enough as England chased down the total in the 18th over, finishing 1-151 with 13 balls to spare. England captain Charlotte Edwards’ unbeaten knock of 92 earned her the player-of-the-match award.

The Southern Stars got off to a shaky start when opener Elyse Villani was trapped LBW by Danielle Hazell (1-25) in the first over. Read more

Southern Stars win second ODI

Thursday January 23, 2014 by  

The Southern Stars have defeated England Women by 26 runs in the second One Day International (ODI) of the 2014 Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes Series at the MCG tonight.

Batting first the home side made 7-266 from their 50 overs. Despite a gallant run chase England did not reach the target before they were bowled out for 240 in the 47th over.

Nicole Bolton, who was on debut for Australia, was named player-of-the-match for her 124 runs. Read more

England Women win first ODI

Sunday January 19, 2014 by  

England Women have defeated the Southern Stars by seven wickets in the first One Day International (ODI) of the 2014 Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes Series at the MCG today.

Meg Lanning was elevated to Captain in the absence of Jodie Fields, who was withdrawn from the match after she fractured her finger at training yesterday. Lanning (13) won the toss and elected to bat, opening the innings with ODI debutant Elyse Villani (8).

The opening duo found their touch and the boundaries early before Villani was trapped LBW by Anya Shrubsole (1-55) in the seventh over. Read more

England Women win Perth Test

Monday January 13, 2014 by  

England Women have won the 2014 Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes Test by 61 runs at the WACA in Perth today.

The Southern Stars resumed on Day 4 of the Test at 5-57, requiring 128 runs for the win. Sarah Elliott (29) and Ellyse Perry (31) added 22 runs to the total before Perry was caught by Jenny Gunn off the bowling of Anya Shrubsole (3-48).

The last five batters of the Southern Stars’ order – Erin Osborne (0), Sarah Coyte (7), Rene Farrell (0) and Holly Ferling (5) added seven runs to take their total to 123 before Elliott became the 10th wicket to fall when she was bowled by Katherine Brunt (2-25) in the 49th over. Read more