Australian women's cricket team in England and Ireland in 1998

The Australian women's cricket team toured England and Ireland in July and August 1998. The matches against England women's cricket team were played for the Women's Ashes, which Australia were defending. Australia won the ODI series 5–0, whilst all three Test matches were drawn, meaning that Australia retained the Ashes.[1] During their tour of England, Australia played three ODIs against Ireland, winning the series 3–0.[2]

Australian women's cricket team in England in 1998
  Flag of England.svg Flag of Australia.svg
  England Australia
Dates 5 July – 24 August 1998
Captains Karen Smithies Belinda Clark
Test series
Result 3-match series drawn 0–0
Most runs Jan Brittin (450) Karen Rolton (327)
Most wickets Karen Smithies (5) Cathryn Fitzpatrick (13)
One Day International series
Results Australia won the 5-match series 5–0
Most runs Karen Smithies (167) Lisa Keightley (255)
Most wickets Melissa Reynard (3)
Karen Smithies (3)
Cathryn Fitzpatrick (9)

Tour of EnglandEdit

SquadsEdit

  England[3]   Australia[4]

Tour matchesEdit

50-over match: England Under-21s v AustraliaEdit

5 July 1998
Scorecard
Australia  
266/4 (50 overs)
v
  England Under-21s
99/7 (50 overs)
Belinda Clark 91 (96)
Katharine Winks 2/57 (10 overs)
Charlotte Edwards 26 (61)
Avril Fahey 2/6 (8 overs)
Australia Women won by 167 runs
Arden Field, Finchley
Umpires: David Bryant (Eng) and Valerie Gibbens (Eng)
  • England Under-21s Women won the toss and elected to bat.

50-over match: South of England v AustraliaEdit

7 July 1998
Scorecard
Australia  
243/5 (50 overs)
v
South of England
141/5 (50 overs)
Karen Rolton 119 (111)
Jackie Hawker 3/41 (10 overs)
Ruth Lupton 69 (154)
Charmaine Mason 2/18 (10 overs)
Australia Women won by 102 runs
Denis Compton Oval, Shenley
Umpires: Janet Rogers (Eng) and Kathy Taylor (Eng)
  • Australia Women won the toss and elected to bat.

50-over match: North of England v AustraliaEdit

9 July 1998
Scorecard
Australia  
285/6 (50 overs)
v
North of England
98/8 (50 overs)
Lisa Keightley 82* (94)
Lucy McGrother 3/32 (10 overs)
Sue Redfern 33* (71)
Avril Fahey 3/23 (10 overs)
Australia Women won by 187 runs
Townfield Lane, Oxton
Umpires: J Pratt (Eng) and Benita White (Eng)
  • North of England Women won the toss and elected to field.

3-day match: England A v AustraliaEdit

31 July–2 August 1998
Scorecard
v
74 (54 overs)
Yvonne Craven 13 (21)
Olivia Magno 5/15 (12 overs)
596 (157.1 overs)
Karen Rolton 193 (227)
Kelly Evenson 3/117 (41 overs)
95 (65.2 overs)
Katharine Winks 28 (76)
Bronwyn Calver 4/13 (16 overs)
Australia Women won by an innings and 427 runs
The Grove, Sittingbourne
Umpires: David Bryant (Eng) and Kathy Taylor (Eng)
  • England A Women won the toss and elected to bat.

3-day match: Women's Cricket Association President's XI v AustraliaEdit

18–20 August 1998
Scorecard
v
286/4d (69 overs)
Karen Rolton 144 (162)
Arran Thompson 2/46 (13 overs)
128 (79.3 overs)
Mandie Godliman 36 (186)
Karen Rolton 2/7 (9 overs)
121/6 (59 overs) (f/o)
Debra Stock 34* (55)
Michelle Goszko 2/22 (8 overs)
Match drawn
Hare Hill, Littleborough
Umpires: Sally Marshall (Eng) and Benita White (Eng)
  • Women's Cricket Association President's XI won the toss and elected to field.

WODI SeriesEdit

1st ODIEdit

12 July 1998
Scorecard
Australia  
166/5 (29 overs)
v
  England
104/7 (20 overs)
Belinda Clark 95* (96)
Karen Smithies 1/32 (6 overs)
Karen Smithies 41 (38)
Cathryn Fitzpatrick 2/27 (6 overs)
Australia Women won by 11 runs (D/L)
North Marine Road Ground, Scarborough
Umpires: Alan Heath (Eng) and Sally Marshall (Eng)
Player of the match: Belinda Clark (Aus)
  • Australia Women won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Australia Women innings reduced to 29 overs due to rain.
  • England Women target was 115 runs in 20 overs due to rain.
  • Sarah Collyer (Eng) made her WODI debut.

2nd ODIEdit

15 July 1998
Scorecard
Australia  
204/6 (50 overs)
v
  England
140 (47.2 overs)
Lisa Keightley 59 (101)
Clare Taylor 1/20 (10 overs)
Karen Smithies 44 (71)
Charmaine Mason 4/24 (9.2 overs)
Australia Women won by 64 runs
County Ground, Derby
Umpires: Ann Roberts (Eng) and John Hayes (Eng)
Player of the match: Karen Smithies (Eng)
  • England Women won the toss and elected to field.
  • Lucy Pearson (Eng) made her WODI debut.

3rd ODIEdit

18 July 1998
Scorecard
Australia  
237/4 (50 overs)
v
  England
202/9 (50 overs)
Joanne Broadbent 70 (124)
Clare Taylor 1/24 (10 overs)
Charlotte Edwards 75 (119)
Olivia Magno 3/46 (10 overs)
Australia Women won by 35 runs
County Ground, Hove
Umpires: Ann Garton (Eng) and Dave Fardell (Eng)
Player of the match: Charlotte Edwards (Eng)
  • Australia Women won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Katharine Winks (Eng) made her WODI debut.

4th ODIEdit

19 July 1998
Scorecard
England  
102 (49.2 overs)
v
  Australia
106/2 (24.5 overs)
Clare Connor 20 (42)
Bronwyn Calver 1/13 (10 overs)
Lisa Keightley 56* (82)
Karen Smithies 1/32 (6.5 overs)
Australia Women won by 8 wickets
County Ground, Southampton
Umpires: Alan Fox (Eng) and Kathy Taylor (Eng)

5th ODIEdit

21 July 1998
Scorecard
Australia  
256/1 (50 overs)
v
  England
142/7 (50 overs)
Lisa Keightley 113* (143)
Melissa Reynard 1/28 (5 overs)
Karen Smithies 62* (98)
Cathryn Fitzpatrick 5/47 (10 overs)
Australia Women won by 114 runs
Lord's, London
Umpires: John West (Eng) and Lorraine Elgar (Eng)
Player of the match: Lisa Keightley (Aus)
  • Australia Women won the toss and elected to bat.

Test seriesEdit

1st TestEdit

6 – 9 August 1998
Scorecard
v
414 (189 overs)
Jan Brittin 146 (490)
Olivia Magno 5/87 (43 overs)
569/6d (180 overs)
Joanne Broadbent 200 (476)
Charlotte Edwards 2/79 (27 overs)
160/1 (62 overs)
Charlotte Edwards 77 (160)
Cathryn Fitzpatrick 1/20 (12 overs)
Match drawn
Woodbridge Road, Guildford
Umpires: Lorraine Elgar (Eng) and John West (Eng)
Player of the match: Charlotte Edwards (Eng)

2nd TestEdit

11 – 14 August 1998
Scorecard
v
306/3d (92.3 overs)
Karen Rolton 82 (113)
Charlotte Edwards 2/28 (11 overs)
326/8d (139 overs)
Jan Brittin 167 (402)
Cathryn Fitzpatrick 4/91 (43 overs)
303/5d (104 overs)
Lisa Keightley 90 (191)
Karen Smithies 2/32 (14 overs)
64/0 (15.4 overs)
Charlotte Edwards 42* (52)
Match drawn
St George's Road Cricket Ground, Harrogate
Umpires: Alan Heath (Eng) and Ann Roberts (Eng)
  • Australia Women won the toss and elected to bat.

3rd TestEdit

21 – 24 August 1998
Scorecard
v
243 (135.4 overs)
Jan Brittin 72 (318)
Cathryn Fitzpatrick 4/100 (40 overs)
427/4d (103.2 overs)
Karen Rolton 176* (236)
Karen Smithies 2/83 (27 overs)
190/6 (74 overs)
Charlotte Edwards 87 (154)
Cathryn Fitzpatrick 3/58 (27 overs)
Match drawn
New Road, Worcester
Umpires: Alan Fox (Eng) and John West (Eng)
  • England Women won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Jane Franklin (Aus) made her WTest debut.

Tour of IrelandEdit

Australian women's cricket team in Ireland in 2001
     
  Ireland Australia
Dates 24 – 27 July 1998
Captains Miriam Grealey Belinda Clark
One Day International series
Results Australia won the 3-match series 3–0
Most runs Miriam Grealey (65) Joanne Broadbent (115)
Most wickets Clare Shillington (8) Olivia Magno (4)
Joanne Broadbent (4)
Jodi Dannatt (4)

SquadsEdit

  Ireland[5]   Australia[6]

WODI SeriesEdit

1st ODIEdit

24 July 1998
Scorecard
Australia  
261/4 (50 overs)
v
  Ireland
89 (44.3 overs)
Joanne Broadbent 82* (70)
Clare Shillington 3/34 (10 overs)
Caitriona Beggs 26 (47)
Olivia Magno 3/9 (8.3 overs)
Australia Women won by 172 runs
College Park, Dublin
Umpires: Alan Tuffery (Ire) and Sid Moore (Ire)
  • Ireland Women won the toss and elected to field.

2nd ODIEdit

25 July 1998
Scorecard
Australia  
267/5 (50 overs)
v
  Ireland
97/8 (50 overs)
Karen Rolton 73 (70)
Clare Shillington 2/61 (10 overs)
Miriam Grealey 38 (77)
Joanne Broadbent 2/10 (5 overs)
Australia Women won by 170 runs
College Park, Dublin
Umpires: Alan Tuffery (Ire) and Sid Moore (Ire)
  • Australia Women won the toss and elected to bat.

3rd ODIEdit

27 July 1998
Scorecard
Australia  
190/8 (46 overs)
v
  Ireland
90 (41.1 overs)
Jodi Dannatt 43 (80)
Clare Shillington 2/61 (10 overs)
Miriam Grealey 27 (86)
Jodi Dannatt 2/11 (3 overs)
Australia Women won by 96 runs (D/L)
Merrion Cricket Club Ground, Dublin
Umpires: Brian Carpenter (Ire) and Sid Moore (Ire)
  • Australia Women won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Australia Women innings reduced to 46 overs due to rain.
  • Ireland Women target of 186 runs in 42 overs due to rain.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Australia Women tour of England 1998". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 February 2021.
  2. ^ "Australia Women tour of Ireland 1998". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 February 2021.
  3. ^ "RECORDS / WOMEN'S ASHES, 1998 - ENGLAND WOMEN / BATTING AND BOWLING AVERAGES". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 February 2021.
  4. ^ "RECORDS / AUSTRALIA WOMEN TOUR OF ENGLAND, JUL-AUG 1998 / ALL MATCHES / BATTING AND BOWLING AVERAGES". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 February 2021.
  5. ^ "RECORDS / AUSTRALIA WOMEN IN IRELAND WOMEN'S ODI SERIES, 1998 - IRELAND WOMEN / BATTING AND BOWLING AVERAGES". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 February 2021.
  6. ^ "RECORDS / AUSTRALIA WOMEN IN IRELAND WOMEN'S ODI SERIES, 1998 - AUSTRALIA WOMEN / BATTING AND BOWLING AVERAGES". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 February 2021.

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