Australia Women Warm Up With Win

Jess Jonassen (left) picked up four wickets to mark a successful return from injury as Australia beat England 'A'
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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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Final score: England 12-4 Australia

Fixtures & Results

11th-14th August: Only Test, Wormsley
AUS 331-6 d. & 231-5 d. drew with ENG 314 & 93-2
20th August: 1st ODI, Lord's
AUS 203-8 beat ENG 176 by 27 runs
23rd August: 2nd ODI, Hove
ENG 256-6 beat AUS 205 by 51 runs
25th August: 3rd ODI, Hove
ENG 204-5 beat AUS 203-4 by 5 wickets
27th August: 1st T20I, Chelmsford
ENG 146-4 beat AUS 131-5 by 15 runs
29th August: 2nd T20I, Southampton
ENG 128-5 beat AUS 127-7 by 5 wickets
31st August: 3rd T20I, Chester-le-Street
ENG 92-3 beat AUS 91-7 by 7 wickets