Australia Women Warm Up With Win
Australia Women 340 (Lanning 104) beat
England Women A 224 by 116 runs
Tour game, Radlett CC
Australia Women completed an impressive 116-run win over England 'A' inside two days to complete a satisfactory warm-up to the Ashes Test which begins later this week.
The Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars batted on in the morning before they were bowled out for 340 and England's A side was then dismissed for 224 in the two-day one-innings match.
Meg Lanning had made 104 on the opening day and there were runs on the second morning at Radlett CC for Erin Osborne (33) and Alyssa Healy (20) before Ellyse Villani struck a quickfire 45.
Rebecca Grundy, with three for 29, and Kate Cross, with four for 48, were the pick of the bowlers.
Ellyse Perry then showed why Australia were so keen to ensure she was fit for the series with two early wickets on her way to figures of three for 49. She removed internationals Amy Jones (10) and Danielle Wyatt (0) before also dismissing Fran Wilson for 22.
However, it was spinner Jess Jonassen - also making her return following injury - who took four for 18 to turn things Australia's way.
Holly Ferling also took two for 27 and although Sarah Coyte, Osborne, Sarah Elliott and Gemma Triscari - a late addition to Australia's squad - didn't take a wicket, they all bowled economically and eventually the pressure told on the home side who were bowled out late in the day.
The Wormsley Test begins on 11th August which is followed by three One-Day Internationals and three Twenty20 Internationals with each format of the game carrying six points and the side with most points at the end of the summer winning the Ashes.
As Australia hold the Ashes, they will retain them if the scores are level.
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