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Australia women's cricket team in England in 1987

Australian women's cricket team in England in 1987
 
  England Australia
Dates 8 July – 29 August 1987
Captains Carole Hodges Lyn Larsen
Test series
Result Australia won the 3-match series 1–0
Most runs Carole Hodges (152) Denise Annetts (352)
Most wickets Gillian McConway (8) Jenny Owens (14)
One Day International series
Results 3-match series drawn 1–1
Most runs Jacqueline Court (77) Lindsay Reeler (129)
Most wickets Sarah Potter (3) Lyn Fullston (4)

The Australian women's cricket team toured England 8 July – 29 August 1987 to contest The Women's Ashes for the tenth time. Australia won the three match Test series 1–0 to retain the Ashes.[1][2]

Prior to the Test series, a three match WODI series was drawn at one match each.[3] Australia also played 15 tour matches – winning 8, losing none, drawing 3, 1 match was abandoned and for 3 of the matches, the result is unknown.[4]

In the lead up to this tour, Australia toured Ireland and won all three WODI matches.[5]

Tour matches

55-over match: Middlesex Women vs Australia Women

8 July 1987
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Australia 
177/4 (49 overs)
v
Middlesex Women
128 (48.4 overs)
Belinda Haggett 76 (112)
Avril Starling 2/31 (10 overs)
Rosalind Heggs 48 (86)
Zoe Goss 3/20 (9.4 overs)
Australia Women won by 49 runs
The Paulin Ground, London
Umpires: Esme Irwin (Eng) and K. Merritt (Eng)
  • Australia Women won the toss and elected to bat.
  • The match was reduced before play started to 49 overs per side.[6]

1-day single innings match: Surrey Women vs Australia Women

9 July 1987
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Australia 
294/4d (58 overs)
v
Surrey Women
121/8 (55 overs)
Lindsay Reeler 109 (112)
Patsy Lovell 2/55 (16 overs)
Patsy Lovell 53* (109)
Jenny Owens 3/20 (11 overs)
Match drawn
Recreation Ground, Banstead
Umpires: Valerie Gibbens (Eng) and Sheila Keen (Eng)
  • Surrey Women won the toss and elected to field.

55-over match: South Women vs Australia Women

11 July 1987
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Australia 
177/6 (52 overs)
v
South Women
136 (48.2 overs)
Lyn Larsen 71* (86)
Patsy Lovell 2/25 (11 overs)
Jan Brittin 42 (81)
Lyn Fullston 5/32 (11 overs)
Australia Women won by 41 runs
Milk Marketing Board Ground, Thames Ditton
Umpires: Esme Irwin (Eng) and Judith West (Eng)
  • Australia Women won the toss and elected to bat.
  • The match was reduced before play started to 52 overs per side.[7]

1-day single innings match: South Women vs Australia Women

12 July 1987
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South Women
145/8d (71 overs)
v
 Australia
99/2 (55 overs)
Patsy Lovell 26 (55)
Zoe Goss 3/9 (15 overs)
Denise Emerson 40* (98)
Catherine Mowat 1/13 (4 overs)
Match drawn
Bank of England Ground, London
Umpires: Valerie Gibbens (Eng) and Esme Irwin (Eng)
  • Australia Women won the toss and elected to field.

55-over match: Women's Cricket Association President's XI vs Australia Women

14 July 1987
ScorecardPaid subscription required
Australia 
175/7 (55 overs)
v
Women's Cricket Association President's XI
95 (48.2 overs)
Ruth Buckstein 42 (91)
Helen Stother 3/36 (9 overs)
Julie May 20 (53)
Zoe Goss 3/10 (11 overs)
Australia Women won by 80 runs
Old Actonians Sport Club Ground, London
Umpires: Lorraine Baker (Eng) and Pip Vyvyan (Eng)
  • Women's Cricket Association President's XI won the toss and elected to field.

55-over match: South East Women vs Australia Women

18 July 1987
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South East Women
v

Kent Women vs Australia Women

1-day single innings match: East Anglia and Thames Valley Women vs Australia Women

27 July 1987
ScorecardPaid subscription required
Australia 
202/3d (55 overs)
v
East Anglia and Thames Valley Women
88/6 (64 overs)
Denise Annetts 96
Gillian McConway 1/32 (15 overs)
Alison Elder 32
Karen Brown 3/14 (13 overs)
Match drawn
Tring Park Cricket Club Ground, Tring
Umpires: Sheila Keen (Eng) and Pip Vyvyan (Eng)
  • East Anglia and Thames Valley Women won the toss and elected to field.

55-over match: East Midlands Women vs Australia Women

30 July 1987
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East Midlands Women
78 (45.1 overs)
v
 Australia
79/3 (32.1 overs)
Enid Bakewell 25
Jenny Owens 4/24 (11 overs)
Lindsay Reeler 23
Jo Chamberlain 2/25 (11 overs)
Australia Women won by 7 wickets
Leicester Road, Hinckley
  • East Midlands Women won the toss and elected to bat.

55-over match: West and West Midlands Women vs Australia Women

7 August 1987
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Australia 
190/2 (55 overs)
v
West and West Midlands Women
112 (43.4 overs)
Denise Emerson 81* (147)
Judy Wilmot 1/11 (6 overs)
Margaret Frost 32* (87)
Jenny Owens 3/31 (10.4 overs)
Australia Women won by 78 runs
Stowe Lane, Colwall
Umpires: Alan Fox (Eng) and H. Whelan (Eng)
  • Australia Women won the toss and elected to bat.

55-over match: West and West Midlands Women vs Australia Women

8 August 1987
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Australia 
207/6 (55 overs)
v
West and West Midlands Women
127/7 (55 overs)
Ruth Buckstein 85 (144)
Sarah Potter 2/32 (6 overs)
Beverley Godley 38 (97)
Lyn Fullston 3/18 (11 overs)
Australia Women won by 80 runs
Malvern College Ground, Malvern
Umpires: June Bragger (Eng) and Alan Fox (Eng)
  • Australia Women won the toss and elected to bat.

55-over match: North Women vs Australia Women

17 August 1987
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Australia 
232/5 (55 overs)
v
North Women
66 (35.1 overs)
Lindsay Reeler 105 (164)
Janet Aspinall 3/41 (11 overs)
Mary-Pat Moore 16 (76)
Jenny Owens 4/7 (5 overs)
Australia Women won by 166 runs
Trafalgar Road Ground, Southport
Umpires: Alan Heath (Eng) and I. Jackson (Eng)
  • North Women won the toss and elected to field.

North Women vs Australia Women

18 August 1987
North Women
v

55-over match: Yorkshire Women vs Australia Women

19 August 1987
ScorecardPaid subscription required
Australia 
211/5 (55 overs)
v
Yorkshire Women
65 (29.3 overs)
Denise Annetts 68 (86)
R. Powell 2/53 (11 overs)
Jane Powell 30 (59)
Zoe Goss 4/12 (8 overs)
Australia Women won by 146 runs
Racecourse Ground, Thirsk
Umpires: P. Aspinall (Eng) and Sally Marshall (Eng)
  • Yorkshire Women won the toss and elected to field.

Young England Women vs Australia Women

26 August 1987
v
Unknown
Church Lane, Mobberley

WODI series

1st WODI

16 July 1987
Scorecard
Australia 
174/3 (31 overs)
v
 England
104/5 (31 overs)
Lindsay Reeler 69 (73)
Gillian McConway 1/44 (7 overs)
Jacqueline Court 35 (51)
Lyn Fullston 4/12 (6 overs)
Australia Women won by 70 runs
Lord's, London
Umpires: Anne Garton (Eng) and Veronica Reichwald (Eng)
  • England Women won the toss and elected to field.
  • Jo Chamberlain and Wendy Watson (Eng) both made their WODI debut.
  • The match was reduced before play started to 31 overs per side.[8]

2nd WODI

22 July 1987
Scorecard
v
Match abandoned
Woodbridge Road, Guildford

3rd WODI

25 July 1987
Scorecard
Australia 
177/7 (53 overs)
v
 England
178/4 (49.3 overs)
Lindsay Reeler 60 (124)
Sarah Potter 3/41 (10 overs)
Carole Hodges 54 (125)
Lyn Larsen 1/23 (11 overs)
England Women won by 6 wickets
St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury
Umpires: Sheila Keen (Eng) and Pip Vyvyan (Eng)
  • Australia Women won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Patsy Lovell and Elaine Wulcko (Eng) both made their WODI debut.
  • The match was reduced before play started to 53 overs per side.[9]

Test series

1st Test

1–3 August 1987
Scorecard
v
134 (78.3 overs)
Wendy Watson 50 (100)
Karen Brown 3/17 (14 overs)
293 (133.2 overs)
Belinda Haggett 126 (254)
Gillian McConway 6/71 (40 overs)
138 (90.5 overs)
Carole Hodges 55 (253)
Jenny Owens 4/18 (16.5 overs)
Australia Women won by an innings and 21 runs
New Road, Worcester
Umpires: Janet Burns (Eng) and Anne Garton (Eng)

2nd Test

21–24 August 1987
Scorecard
v
201 (89.2 overs)
Wendy Watson 69* (145)
Jenny Owens 5/55 (20.2 overs)
346/3d (139.4 overs)
Denise Annetts 193 (?)
Jo Chamberlain 2/74 (28 overs)
116/4 (63 overs)
Jan Brittin 70* (191)
Jenny Owens 2/36 (14 overs)
Match drawn
Collingham and Linton Cricket Club Ground, Collingham
Umpires: Sheila Keen (Eng) and Judith West (Eng)
  • England Women won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Karen Smithies (Eng) made her women's Test debut.
  • Lindsay Reeler (Aus) scored her first and only women's Test century.
  • Jenny Owens (Aus) took her first and only five-wicket haul in women's Test cricket.

3rd Test

29 August – 1 September 1987
Scorecard
v
366/7d (171 overs)
Ruth Buckstein 83* (283)
Karen Smithies 3/63 (39 overs)
265/8d (154 overs)
Karen Smithies 64 (158)
Karen Brown 5/32 (32 overs)
262/8d (114.5 overs)
Lindsay Reeler 75 (160)
Jacqueline Court 2/31 (11.5 overs)
Match drawn
County Cricket Ground, Hove
Umpires: June Bragger (Eng) and Valerie Gibbens (Eng)
  • England Women won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Ruth Buckstein (Aus) made her only women's Test appearance.
  • Karen Brown (Aus) took her first and only five-wicket haul in women's Test cricket.

References

  1. ^ "Women's Ashes 1987". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Overall series results of the Women's Ashes". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  3. ^ "England Women in Australia Women's ODI Series 1987". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Australia Women in British Isles 1987". CricketArchive. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  5. ^ "Australia Women v Ireland Women ODI Series 1987". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  6. ^ "Australia Women in British Isles 1987 (Middlesex Women v Australia Women)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  7. ^ "Australia Women in British Isles 1987 (South Women v Australia Women)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  8. ^ "Australia Women in British Isles 1987 (1st ODI)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  9. ^ "Australia Women in British Isles 1987 (3rd ODI)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  10. ^ "Centuries on debut in women's Test cricket". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
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