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

England Women claim ODI series

Monday August 26, 2013 by  

England Women have claimed the One-Day International (ODI) series following a five-wicket win over the Southern Stars in the third Women’s Ashes ODI at The County Ground, Hove today.

The start of the match was delayed by just over three hours due to heavy overnight rain and the match was reduced to 36 overs for each side.

After winning the toss and electing to bowl the Australian side got off to a shaky start, losing opener Alyssa Healy for a duck in the second over. Read more

Women’s Ashes Series tied after second ODI

Saturday August 24, 2013 by  

The Women’s Ashes Series is tied at four points apiece after England recorded a 51-run win over the Southern Stars in the second Women’s Ashes One Day International (ODI) at The County Ground, Hove today.

After winning the toss and electing to bat England Women got off to a solid start with openers Charlotte Edwards (53) and Heather Knight (31) notching a 45-run partnership before Knight was caught out by Meg Lanning off the bowling of Megan Schutt (1-31). Sarah Taylor (32) joined her captain at the crease and set about building a 70-run partnership before Taylor was bowled by Jess Jonassen (2-29).

Jonassen struck again four overs later bowling Edwards shortly after the England captain brought up her half century. Lydia Greenway (46) and Arran Brindle (42) dug their heels in for 15 overs together as they added 77 to their side’s total before Greenway was stumped by Jodie Fields off the bowling of Sarah Coyte (2-55). Read more

Southern Stars win first Women’s Ashes ODI

Wednesday August 21, 2013 by  

The Southern Stars have recorded a 27-run win over England in the first Women’s Ashes One Day International (ODI) against at Lord’s today.

The win places the Australian side two points ahead of England in the race for the trophy in the new multi-format series, following the drawn Test. Southern Star spinner Erin Osborne was named player of the match for her dominant bowling display.

The visitors were on the back foot early when opener Rachael Haynes (0) was caught and bowled by Katherine Brunt (3-29) in the first over. Fellow opener Meg Lanning (56) toiled hard for her half century, finding the boundary on eight occasions. Read more

Points shared in Women’s Ashes Test

Thursday August 15, 2013 by  

The 2013 Women’s Ashes Test has finished in a draw following four days of play at Wormsley Cricket Ground.

The Australian side resumed their second innings at 1-64 on the final day, with Meg Lanning (36) and Sarah Elliott (10) at the crease. The pair extended their partnership to 32 runs before Lanning was caught out by Arran Brindle off the bowling of Anya Shrubsole (1-48).

The next wicket fell only one over later when Elliott (10) was run out by Lydia Greenway. Jess Cameron added a quick-fire 24 runs, including one six and three fours, to the Australian side’s total before she was caught out by Charlotte Edwards off the bowling of Jenny Gunn (2-11). Read more

England fight back in Women’s Ashes

Wednesday August 14, 2013 by  

The Southern Stars have a lead of 81 runs heading into the final day of the Women’s Ashes Test at Wormsley, having bowled England Women out for 314 late on day three.

England Women resumed day two on 3-243 with Heather Knight (157) and Laura Marsh (55) at the crease. The pair extended their partnership to 156 runs before Knight was run out by Rachael Haynes in the 112th over. Her mammoth 157 made up exactly half of her side’s first innings score.

Marsh showed great patience as she faced 304 balls over 343 minutes before she was bowled by Megan Schutt (1-43). Katherine Brunt (4) and Danielle Hazell (9*) added a handful of runs late in the innings before Anya Shrubsole (9) was caught behind off the bowling of Erin Osborne (4-67) for the final wicket. Read more

Southern Stars shine on day two

Tuesday August 13, 2013 by  

The Southern Stars have claimed six key wickets against England Women after they declared on 6-331 on day two of the Women’s Ashes Test at Wormsley.

The Australian side resumed at 3-243 with Sarah Elliott (104) and Alex Blackwell (54) at the crease. The duo extended their partnership a further 32 runs in the morning, which included Elliott’s century before she was caught out by Lydia Greenway off the bowling of Anya Shrubsole (2-57).

Blackwell pushed on with Jodie Fields (6) and then Erin Osborne (10*) to reach her half century before she was dismissed leg-before-wicket by Laura Marsh (2-74). Read more

Stars well placed after day one

Monday August 12, 2013 by  

Southern Stars batter Sarah Elliott has reached 95 not out on day one of the Women’s Ashes Test against England Women to propel her side to 3-243 at stumps.

The visitors won the toss and elected to bat in front of a crowd of more than 2,000 at Wormsley Cricket Ground. Rachael Haynes (10) and Meg Lanning (48) opened the batting and got off to a steady start before Haynes was bowled by Anya Shrubsole (1-42) in the tenth over.

Lanning was joined at the crease by Elliott (95*) and they worked together to build a 70-run partnership before Lanning was run out by Katherine Brunt in the 35th over. Read more

Perth to host 2015 World Cup matches

Tuesday July 30, 2013 by  

Perth will host three pool matches including Australia and two Indian matches for the International Cricket Council Cricket World Cup 2015.

Members of the International Cricket Council (ICC), ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Local Organising Committee, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and greats in world cricket today announced the fixtures and venues for the biggest global sporting event of 2015.

A total of 14 cities in Australia and New Zealand will host 49 matches over 44 days in February and March 2015 with the Final to be played at the MCG on March 28. The tournament was last played in both countries in 1992 and has become one of the most viewed international sports events in the world. Read more

WA’s Turner loving Ashes opportunity

Wednesday July 3, 2013 by  

Western Australian youngster Ashton Turner cannot wait for his opportunity to link up with the Australia Test squad again ahead of the first Test against England commencing next Wednesday at Trent Bridge.

The 20-year-old Warriors all-rounder is one of three Western Australians in the United Kingdom who’ll get the opportunity to spend time with the Australia squad during the upcoming Ashes series as part of their AIS scholarships.

Turner got the opportunity this week to join the Australian squad ahead of the tour match against Worcestershire, along with WA’s Ashton Agar, but left the camp on Wednesday morning to return to Chichester Priory Park where he is playing in the Sussex Cricket League Premier Division. Read more