Tuesday 7 January 2014 

England Women Draw Tour Game

Anya Shrubsole bowls for England
Anya Shrubsole took three for 35 as England drew in Perth
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England Women 386 (Knight 123) drew with
Shooting Stars 301-7 (Bolton 85, Kimmince 60no)
Tour game, Perth

The Australian 'Shooting Stars' Under-21 team fought back to close on 301 for seven and draw their two-day tour game with England Women, who had been bowled out for 386.

England batted on from their overnight 362 for seven but were not in the middle for long as Delissa Kimmince (2-78) struck to remove Danielle Hazell (1) and Katherine Brunt (4) before Anya Shrubsole was run out without scoring.

Nicole Bolton (85) then hit a half-century at the top of the order and Kimmince (60 not out) one later on as the Australians gave England's bowlers a stern test ahead of the Ashes Test, which begins in Perth on Friday (10th January).

Georgia Elwiss was left unbeaten on 20 as England's lower order offered little resistance; Heather Knight (123), Charlotte Edwards (77) and Lydia Greenway (76) had on day one set a solid platform.

For the Australians, Jess Jonassen and Bolton also took two wickets.

Openers Rachael Haynes (27) and Bolton put on 73 together for the first wicket which fell when Hazell trapped the former in front.

Elyse Villani (0) and Alyssa Healy (6) then fell in quick succession to Shrubsole, who also bowled Bolton to finish with three for 35.

Beth Mooney hit 29 but when she fell, the Shooting Stars were 139 for four but managed to recover to safety thanks to Jonassen's 43, Kimmince's 60 not out in 84 balls and Angela Reakes making 20 not out.

Hazell trapped Lauren Ebsary in front for 13 to pick up two for 74 while Elwiss and Brunt took a wicket apiece.

© Cricket World 2014

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