England U19s Claim One Day Series

by | Oct 21, 2013

In this file photo, England celebrate the wicket of Susan Benade during a T20 International match between South Africa and the England Academy, in Potchefstroom on April 22, 2012. Photo: Lee Warren / Gallo Images

The England under-19 women sealed their One-Day series victory with an emphatic 108-run victory when they played the South Africa Emerging women in Potchefstroom on Saturday.

(Click here to read the second ODI’s scorecard on Cricinfo, click here to read the first ODI’s match report on gsport, click here to read the scorecard on Cricinfo; click here to read the wrap of the T20 series between SA Emerging Women and England U19 Women)

Aylish Cranstone and Georgia Hennessey scored 69 and 74 respectively to get England to 275/9 after winning the toss and choosing to bat first.

South Africa struck early when Marie Kelly was bowled by Yolani Fourie for five in the second over, Jess Watson (6) followed; dismissed by Magdaleen Mphahlele at the start of the seventh. Mphahlele picked up her second and final wicket of the day when she caught Sophie Luff off her own bowling for 12 in the 13th over.

Cranstone and Hennessey shared a 76-run, fourth wicket stand, followed by a Hennessey lead 79-run, fifth-wicket stand with Izzy Collis (28). The South African bowlers once again contributed the third highest runs in the innings, giving away 35 runs in extras.

In their batting reply, Zizipho Mdebuka lost her wicket to Grace Gibbs for 15 in the fifth over. Robyn Searle (30) and Robyn Appels (31) shared a 62-run, second-wicket partnership to bring calm to the innings before the latter was dismissed by Fi Morris (3/21).

The South African batting effort was less than satisfactory.

After Lara Goodall was removed by Morris, Stacy Lackay and Yolani Fourie were removed without scoring, while Chené Bester returned for three. Elriessa Theunissen (36*) and Maryka Kirchoff (13) shared the last meaningful partnership (34 runs) before the home side were bowled out for 167.

The Emerging team’s final assignment is a warm up match against Sri Lanka on Tuesday, 22 October, ahead of their tour against the senior Momentum Proteas women.


SA Emerging Women Squad:
Robyn Appels
Chene Bester
Bernadine Bezuidenhout (wk)
Michelle Burt
Yolani Fourie
Lara Goodall
Maryka Kirchoff
Stacy Lackay
Papiso Matsau
Zizipo Mdebuka
Magdaleen Mphahele
Robyn Searle (wk)
Nonkhululeko Thabethe
Elriesa Theunissen
England U19 Women Squad:
Jess Watson (c)
Georgia Adams
Stephanie Butler
Amara Carr (wk)
Izzy Collis
Aylish Cranstone
Freya Davies
Grace Gibbs
Lydia Harris
Georgia Hennessy
Marie Kelly
Sophie Luff
Fi Morris
Cait O’Keefe
Carla Rudd

(With editing by gsport)


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