Villani, Redmayne Star in Australia A Victory

Villani, Redmayne Star in Australia A Victory
Villani, Redmayne Star in Australia A Victory
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Australia batter Elyse Villani and wicket-keeper/batter Georgia Redmayne put on a clinic with the bat to help Australia A defeat England Women's Academy in Loughborough. 

Australia A posted an imposing 7-313 batting first, with both Villani (97) and Redmayne (91) posting half-centuries. 

Maddy Darke was also impressive with the bat, hitting 27* off just 11 balls to ensure Australia A passed the 300-mark. 

The bowlers were equally impressive for Australia A, with speedster Maitlan Brown (4-20) leading the way with four important top-order wickets. 

Fellow pace bowler Sammy-Jo Johnson (2-26) was also important, claiming two wickets while Australia all-rounder Nicola Carey finished with 3-41. 

In response Bryony Smith (51) and Alice Davidson-Richards (78*) played well for the home side but lacked support, Australia A bowling England Academy out for 190 to make it three wins in-a-row. 

Australia A will face England in a three-day warm-up match starting on Friday in Street, before finishing the tour with two Twenty20's against England Women's Academy. 

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
Sophie Molineux, VIC
Georgia Redmayne, QLD
Molly Strano, VIC
Rachel Trenaman, NSW
Belinda Vakarewa, TAS
Amanda-Jade Wellington, SA

Australia A Fixtures

Warm-up matches
29 June, England v Australia A, Loughborough - ENG won by 81 runs

50-over matches
3 July, England Women’s Academy v Australia, Loughborough - AUS A won by five wickets
5 July, England Women’s Academy v Australia, Loughborough - AUS A won by seven wickets
8 July, England Women’s Academy v Australia, Loughborough - AUS A won by 123 runs

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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