Match Preview: England Women vs. Australia Women

Match Preview: England Women vs. Australia Women

The Spitfire Ground, St. Lawrence in Canterbury will be the setting for the third and final Royal London One-Day International between England and Australia this Sunday from 11am.

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England will have eyes firmly fixed on picking up their first ODI win of the series after two defeats this week in Leicester put the hosts in dire need of points. Each ODI and IT20 is worth two points, in the series standings, with the only Test due to be played in Taunton worth four.

Kent captain Tammy Beaumont scored her sixth career ODI ton for England in the second game of the series on Thursday despite Australia winning by four wickets in 45.2 overs. Horses off-spinner Laura Marsh scored 24* and took 2/31 in the first ODI.

Fran Wilson, who joined Kent in the winter ahead of the 2019 season and along with Beaumont and Marsh won this year’s Royal London Women’s County Championship, has scored 23 runs so far in the competition, and also took the catch to give Laura Marsh her first wicket of the series on Tuesday.

Beaumont is currently the highest run scorer of the series so far, averaging 65.00 with the bat in two innings. Australia’s Alyssa Healy has scored the most runs for the visitors so far, with 75 runs at 37.50.

In the wicket-taking charts, Australia’s Delissa Kimmince, who has also played professional Australian Rules football in her career, is currently top with six wickets in two matches, vastly boosted by figures of 5/26 in the second ODI on Thursday. Anya Shrubsole is currently England’s top wicket taker with four in two games.

The last time England Women and Australia Women faced eachother at The Spitfire Ground, St. Lawrence was in 2015. Amongst England’s ranks in that fixture were Kent’s Laura Marsh, Lydia Greenway and England skipper Charlotte Edwards.

Australia Women came out victorious by 161 runs, with a highest score of 99 from Jess Jonassen, who is also included in the Australian squad for this match, to take four points away from The Spitfire Ground that went a long way in helping Australia regain the Women’s Ashes that year.

England Women ODI squad in full

  • Heather Knight (Berkshire, captain)
  • Tammy Beaumont (Kent)
  • Katherine Brunt (Yorkshire)
  • Kate Cross (Lancashire)
  • Sophie Ecclestone (Lancashire)
  • Jenny Gunn (Nottinghamshire)
  • Amy Jones (Warwickshire)
  • Laura Marsh (Kent)
  • Nat Sciver (Surrey)
  • Anya Shrubsole (Berkshire)
  • Sarah Taylor (Sussex, wicketkeeper)
  • Fran Wilson (Kent)
  • Lauren Winfield (Yorkshire)
  • Danni Wyatt (Sussex)

Australia Women ODI squad in full

  • Meg Lanning (Victoria, captain)
  • Nicole Bolton (Victoria)
  • Nicola Carey (New South Wales)
  • Ashleigh Gardner (New South Wales)
  • Rachael Haynes (Victoria)
  • Alyssa Healy (New South Wales)
  • Jess Jonassen (Queensland)
  • Delissa Kimmince (Queensland)
  • Beth Mooney (Queensland)
  • Ellyse Perry (New South Wales)
  • Megan Schutt (South Australia)
  • Elyse Villani (Western Australia)
  • Tayla Vlaeminck (Victoria)
  • Georgia Wareham (Victoria)

Things you need to know

Live streaming

  • This fixtures will be televised LIVE on Sky Sports in the UK and on free-to-air Channel 9 in Australia
  • We will therefore NOT be live streaming this fixture

Getting here

  • The Spitfire Ground, St. Lawrence in Canterbury enjoys good travel links with London and the rest of Kent
  • Full travel information can be found here

Parking

  • There will be no public pay-on-the-gate or life member on-site parking (excluding pre-paid parking pass holders & blue badge holders) and no parking at Simon Langton Girls’ School
  • On-site parking for blue badge holders costs £15 for the day and cannot be booked in advance
  • We highly recommend use of the New Dover Road Park & Ride – CT1 3EL (£3.50 per day) – More information here

Tickets

  • We recommend that you pre-buy your tickets before gates open at 10am to enjoy £5 off the gate price
  • Tickets will be available on the gate for £20
  • ALL Kent members and package holders do not need to purchase additional tickets as this fixture is covered in all types
  • This fixture counts as one day in the Six Pack package

Food & Drink

  • Spectators are allowed to bring in their own food and soft drinks
  • NO alcohol will be allowed into this match due to ECB regulations – bars inside the ground will be serving alcohol

Concessions

  • The Spitfire Bar – within the Les Ames Stand – operates as a public bar with a real ale offering, plus an eat in or takeaway hot food option
  • The Cornwallis room, on the second floor of the Colin Cowdrey Stand, is also open to the public and serves a carvery meal, from 12:30pm – 2pm. It also operates a public bar throughout the day.
  • The Pavilion – members bar offering discounted drinks
  • The Lime Tree – a café bar on the ground floor of the main office Building. Offering freshly ground barista coffee, cakes and light bites and bottled beer and wine
  • Concessions – There will be an ice cream van situated in between The Leslie Ames Stand and The Bear Island Floodlight (number 4).
  • Taco Bill –  serving a range of hot food, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options.

Weather Forecast

As well as the Women’s sides, England Lions will face a touring Australian Test warm-up side at The Spitfire Ground, St. Lawrence in July as the visitors gear up for the 2019 Specsavers Ashes Series against England

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