English women's cricket team in Australia and New Zealand in 1948–49

The England women's cricket team toured Australia and New Zealand from January to March 1949, playing three Test matches against Australia, followed by one against New Zealand. The series against Australia was retrospectively recognised as the third series of the Women's Ashes; England entered the series as notional holders of the Ashes, having won the first series in 1934–35, and retained them by drawing the second series, in 1937. Australia claimed their first series victory over England in 1949, winning 1–0, with two drawn matches.

Australia Test seriesEdit

1st TestEdit

15–18 January 1949
Scorecard
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213 (81.3 overs)
Betty Wilson 111
Molly Hide 3/24 (10 overs)
72 (84.5 overs)
Cecilia Robinson 34
Betty Wilson 6/23 (26.5 overs)
173/5 dec (71 overs)
Amy Hudson 81
Myrtle Maclagan 2/42 (16 overs)
128 (62.3 overs)
Molly Hide 30
Norma Whiteman 4/33 (19 overs)
Australia won by 186 runs
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

2nd TestEdit

28–31 January 1949
Scorecard
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265 (112.1 overs)
Joyce Christ 42
Megan Lowe 3/34 (26 overs)
302 (117.2 overs)
Cecilia Robinson 41
Betty Wilson 4/25 (21 overs)
158/4 dec (42 overs)
Betty Wilson 74
Myrtle Maclagan 3/69 (17 overs)
171/7 (112 overs)
Myrtle Maclagan 77
Amy Hudson 2/37 (19 overs)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Joan Wilkinson and Barbara Wood (Eng) both made their Women's Test debuts.
  • No play on Sunday 30 January, which was a rest day

3rd TestEdit

19–22 February 1949
Scorecard
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172 (97.1 overs)
Molly Hide 63
Amy Hudson 3/11 (5 overs)
272 (133 overs)
Amy Hudson 55
Myrtle Maclagan 4/67 (38 overs)
205/4 (115 overs)
Molly Hide 124*
Norma Whiteman 1/29 (16 overs)
Match drawn
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Dot Laughton (Aus) made her Women's test debut.
  • No play on Sunday 20 February, which was a rest day

New Zealand Test seriesEdit

Only TestEdit

26–29 March 1949
Scorecard
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204 (103.2 overs)
Hazel Sanders 54
Grace Gooder 6/42 (23.2 overs)
61 (55.2 overs)
Joan Francis 19
Dorothy McEvoy 5/23 (19.2 overs)
164/7 dec (73 overs)
Myrtle Maclagan 47
Phyl Blackler 2/16 (12 overs)
122 (86.3 overs)
Una Wickham 34
Mary Duggan 3/21 (22 overs)
England won by 185 runs
Eden Park, Auckland
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.
  • No play on Sunday 27 March, which was a rest day

ReferencesEdit

Further readingEdit

  • Thompson, Jenny (9 February 2008). "When touring cost a fortune". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 14 February 2021.