Test in balance after day two

Saturday January 11, 2014 by  

The Southern Stars have taken three crucial wickets late on Day 2 of the 2014 Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes Test at the WACA in Perth, to have England Women 3-18 in their second innings.

The Australian side resumed on 2-9 this morning and withstood five overs before Jess Cameron (5) succumbed to Test debutant Kate Cross (3-35). Alex Blackwell (0) joined Sarah Elliott (13) at the crease but was unable to add any runs to the total before she became Cross’ second victim when she was trapped LBW.

Elliott dug in and faced 43 balls for her 13 runs before she was caught behind off the bowling of Katherine Brunt (1-30). Brunt was later taken off in the 38th over and was unable to bowl for the remainder of the innings following two beamers. Read more

England Women bowled out on day one

Friday January 10, 2014 by  

The Southern Stars are 2-9 at the end of Day 1 of the 2014 Women’s Ashes Test at the WACA in Perth after bowling England Women out for 201.

After winning the toss and electing to bat England openers Charlotte Edwards and Heather Knight found the boundary early, before Knight (14) was caught out by Jess Cameron off the bowling of Holly Ferling (1-46).

Only one more run was added to England’s total before the next wicket fell when Ellyse Perry (3-41) trapped Sarah Taylor (1) LBW in the 13th over. Read more

WA Chairman’s XI win on first innings

Saturday November 2, 2013 by  

The WA Chairman’s XI have claimed a first innings victory over England before play was called off in their Ashes Tour Match at the WACA Ground on Saturday.

The hosts bowled out England for 391, claiming the last seven wickets for just 57 runs, before the two respective captains agreed to settle for a draw with the WA Chairman’s XI at 5-168.

Earlier, England pair Ian Bell (115 retired) and Jonathan Trott (113no) brought up their centuries before James Allenby (4-58), Ryan Duffield (2-96) and Michael Beer (2-87) ran through the tourists. Read more

England hit back against wounded Chairman’s XI

Friday November 1, 2013 by  

Runs were the order of the day again at the WACA Ground as England hit back against the WA Chairman’s XI with a dominant batting display on Friday.

The tourists are 2-270 at stumps on day two with Ian Bell (77no) and Jonathan Trott (64no) at the crease, after the WA Chairman’s XI had declared before lunch at 5-451.

The hosts added 82 runs to their overnight score, with James Allenby the only wicket to fall, dismissed by Steven Finn for 53, while youngster Ashton Turner brought up his maiden First Class half-century. Read more

Runs galore for WA Chairman’s XI

Thursday October 31, 2013 by  

The WA Chairman’s XI have piled on the runs against England in their first hit-out on Australian soil with the hosts 4-369 at stumps on day one at the WACA Ground.

Chris Lynn top scored for the hosts with 104, while there were half-centuries for openers Marcus Harris (69), Luke Towers (77) and the returning Mitchell Marsh (58).

England’s attack toiled hard but struggled to create enough chances, with the four wickets shared between James Anderson, Boyd Rankin, Joe Root and Ben Stokes. Read more

CA announces 2014-15 Test venues

Wednesday September 11, 2013 by  

Cricket Australia (CA) has tonight confirmed its decision that, subject to the resolution of certain conditions, Adelaide and Brisbane will join Melbourne and Sydney as the four cities that will host Test matches in the 2014-15 international season.

In an extremely rare occurrence for Cricket Australia, there will only be four Tests played against the touring Indian side in a season that culminates in Australia co-hosting the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup.

Cricket Australia Chief Executive James Sutherland said: “Unfortunately due to the unique nature of the schedule next season, with a World Cup year, there was going to be a couple of States disappointed about our Test match allocation. Read more

England Women win final T20 match

Saturday August 31, 2013 by  

England Women have recorded a seven-wicket win over the Southern Stars in the third T20 at the Riverside Ground in Durham today, which was the final match in the 2013 Women’s Ashes Series.

England won the toss and sent the Australian side in to bat first. Elyse Villani (0) came in for her first match of the series but couldn’t convert at the top of the order as she was out leg-before-wicket by Katherine Brunt (1-14) in the first over.

Brunt struck again in the eighth over running out Alyssa Healy after she’d reached 10 runs. Jess Cameron (6) faced only 10 balls before she was caught out by Arran Brindle off the bowling of Natalie Sciver (1-7). Read more

England secure 2013 Women’s Ashes Series

Friday August 30, 2013 by  

England have won the 2013 Women’s Ashes Series following a five-wicket win in the second Twenty20 at The Rose Bowl in Southampton today.

After winning the toss and electing to bat Southern Stars openers Meg Lanning (60) and Alyssa Healy (9) got off to a tentative start before Healy was caught out by Arran Brindle in the fifth over off the bowling of Katherine Brunt (1-15).

Jess Cameron added seven runs to her side’s total before she was run out by Jenny Gunn. Lanning batted into the 16th over, racking up six fours and one six before she was run out by Holly Colvin. Read more

England Women win first T20

Wednesday August 28, 2013 by  

England Women have recorded a 15-run win over the Southern Stars in the first Women’s Ashes T20 in front of a crowd of almost 3,000 at the County Ground, Chelmsford tonight.

England’s openers Charlotte Edwards (17) and Heather Knight (13) got off to a solid start, with Edwards finding the boundary on four occasions before she was caught out by Erin Osborne off the bowling of Sarah Coyte (1-27).

Knight, who was a late addition to the T20 squad following her impressive performances in the Test and ODI formats, was dismissed three overs later by a brilliant catch by Jess Cameron, off the bowling of Julie Hunter (1-29). Read more

Women’s Ashes Home Series fixtures announced

Tuesday August 27, 2013 by  

The Ashes rivalry will continue into the New Year with the Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes Series in Australia fixture announced today.

The Southern Stars will compete across all three formats in their home Ashes Series, which begins on January 10, 2014 in Perth.

The fixture features one Test match to be played in Perth; three One-Day Internationals, including two at the MCG in Melbourne and one in Hobart on Australia Day; and three T20 Internationals. Read more