Sophie Molineux Speaks After Unbeaten Half Century

Sophie Molineux Speaks After Unbeaten Half Century
Sophie Molineux Speaks After Unbeaten Half Century
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Beth Mooney and Sophie Molineux shone with the bat on day one of Australia's three-day tour match against England Women's Academy in Swindon. 

Australia posted 5-360 before declaring with the Academy side facing 14 overs before the conclusion of play.

Most of Australia's batters made starts including Rachael Haynes (47) and Nicole Bolton (41), but it was Mooney (101) and Molineux (65*) who did the bulk of the scoring. 

The duo looked comfortable against the English attack, with Molineux's unbeaten 65 coming off just 62 balls and including ten boundaries. 

As has been the case for most of the Ashes thus far, Australia's fast-bowlers got their side off to a great start claiming three early wickets to have the Academy side 3-49 at the close of play.

Potential Test debutant Tayla Vlaeminck (2-10) impressed with the ball, while Ellyse Perry (1-24) was again among the wickets.

Australia holds a six-point Ashes series lead having won the first three One-Day Internationals, with a Test and three Twenty20 Internationals still to be played. The Ashes is awarded to the team that accrues the most points across the multi-format series, with each ODI and T20 win worth two points, and a Test win worth four points. 

Commonwealth Bank Ashes Tour of England – Australia squad

Nicole Bolton, WA
Nicola Carey, TAS
Ashleigh Gardner, NSW
Rachael Haynes, NSW
Alyssa Healy, NSW
Jess Jonassen, QLD
Delissa Kimmince, QLD
Meg Lanning, VIC
Sophie Molineux, VIC
Beth Mooney, QLD
Ellyse Perry, VIC
Megan Schutt, SA
Elyse Villani, VIC
Georgia Wareham, VIC
Tayla Vlaeminck, VIC

Commonwealth Bank Ashes Tour of England - Australia A squad

Maitlan Brown, ACT
Erin Burns, NSW
Maddy Darke, NSW
Josie Dooley, QLD
Heather Graham, WA
Sammy-Jo Johnson, QLD
Tahlia McGrath, SA
Georgia Redmayne, QLD
Molly Strano, VIC
Rachel Trenaman, NSW
Belinda Vakarewa, TAS
Amanda-Jade Wellington, SA

Women’s Ashes Fixtures

Warm-up matches
26 June – England Women’s Academy v Australia, Loughborough - AUS won by six wickets
28 June – England Women’s Academy v Australia, Loughborough - AUS won by 68 runs
11-13 July – England Women’s Academy v Australia, Marlborough College, Swindon 
 
One-Day Internationals
2 July – 1st ODI, England v Australia, Grace Road, Leicester - AUS won by two wickets
4 July – 2nd ODI, England v Australia, Grace Road, Leicester - AUS won by four wickets
7 July – 3rd ODI, England v Australia, St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury - AUS won by 194 runs
 
Test Match
18-21 July – England v Australia, The County Ground, Taunton
 
T20 Internationals
26 July – 1st T20I, England v Australia, County Ground, Chelmsford
28 July – 2nd T20I, England v Australia, The County Ground, Hove
31 July – 3rd T20I, England v Australia, Bristol County Ground, Bristol

Australia A Fixtures

Warm-up matches
29 June, England v Australia A, Loughborough
 
50-over matches
3 July, England Women’s Academy v Australia, Loughborough
5 July, England Women’s Academy v Australia, Loughborough
8 July, England Women’s Academy v Australia, Loughborough
 
Three-day tour match
12-14 July, England v Australia A, Millfield School, Street

T20’s
17 July, England Women’s Academy v Australia, Millfield School, Street
19 July, England Women’s Academy v Australia, Millfield School, Street

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