England Start Tour Of New Zealand With Big Win

England Start Tour Of New Zealand With Big Win
England Start Tour Of New Zealand With Big Win
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England Women 292-9 (Edwards 123, Doughty 3-49) beat
NZ Emerging Players 111 (Shrubsole 5-5) by 181 runs
One-day game, Lincoln

Charlotte Edwards cracked a century and Anya Shrubsole returned figures of five for five as England Women began their tour of New Zealand with a 181-run win over a New Zealand Emerging Players side in Lincoln.

Edwards scored 123 as England closed on 292 for nine before Shrubsole's haul helped her side dismiss the New Zealanders for 111 in 38.1 overs.

Arran Brindle (33) and Sarah Taylor (32) offered Edwards support and the captain led by example, facing 104 balls and hitting 17 fours before retiring.

For the hosts, Deanna Doughty took three for 49 and Holly Huddleston two for 61.

Shrubsole then dismissed the openers during her opening spell before Anna Peterson made 42. However, after she was caught by Lydia Greenway off Danielle Hazell, the rest of the batting quickly crumbled.

Hazell grabbed another wicket and the emerging players fell victim to two run outs before Shrubsole ruthlessly finished off the innings with her final three wickets.

"We had a good day out there today with some great individual performances. Everyone enjoyed being back outside and I was really pleased with how the team performed," Edwards said.

"Anya put in a fantastic performance with the ball, it’s great to have her back in the team.

"I was delighted to get out there today and get some runs under my belt and we are all looking forward to moving into the twenty 20 format on Monday."

England take on the emerging players in two Twenty20 matches on 13th and 14th February before the first Twenty20 International against New Zealand on 17th February.

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