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English women's cricket team in Australia in 1984–85

The English women's cricket team toured Australia between 7 December 1984 and 3 February 1985 to contest The Women's Ashes for the ninth time. Australia won the five match Test series 2–1 to claim the Ashes for the first time since 1963.[1][2]

English women's cricket team in Australia in 1984–85
  Flag of Australia.svg Flag of England.svg
  Australia England
Dates 7 December 1984 – 3 February 1985
Captains Sharon Tredrea (1st Test)
Raelee Thompson
Jan Southgate
Test series
Result Australia won the 5-match series 2–1
Most runs Denise Emerson (453) Jan Brittin (429)
Most wickets Debbie Wilson
Lyn Fullston (19)
Avril Starling (21)
One Day International series
Results Australia won the 3-match series 3–0
Most runs Jill Kennare (237) Carole Hodges (88)
Most wickets Karen Price (8) Janet Aspinall (5)

A three match WODI series was also played where Australia won 3–0.[3] Prior to and in between the Test matches, England played 11 tour matches – winning 6, losing 3, drawing 1 and 1 ended in no result.[4]

Contents

Tour matchesEdit

50-over match: Western Australia Women vs England WomenEdit

7 December 1984
Scorecard
England  
7/121 (50 overs)
v
  Western Australia
123 (48.1 overs)
Jan Brittin 50
Peta Verco 3/28 (10 overs)
Peta Verco 57
Carole Hodges 2/24 (7 overs)
Western Australia Women won by 5 wickets
Rosalie Park, Perth
Umpires: R. Gates (Aus) and Don Weser (Aus)
  • England Women won the toss and elected to bat.

50-over match: Western Australia Women vs England WomenEdit

9 December 1984
Scorecard
England  
7/127 (50 overs)
v
  Western Australia
2/128 (45.2 overs)
Jan Southgate 42
Tania Meintanis 2/12 (4 overs)
Peta Verco 40
Carole Hodges 2/19 (8 overs)
Western Australia Women won by 8 wickets
Rosalie Park, Perth
Umpires: Graham Bibby (Aus) and B. Robertson (Aus)
  • Western Australia Women won the toss and elected to field.

50-over match: Western Australia Women vs England WomenEdit

10 December 1984
Scorecard
  Western Australia
7/115 (50 overs)
v
England  
9/119 (50 overs)
Carol Caporn 23 (65)
Jacqueline Court 2/20 (10 overs)
Megan Lear 37 (87)
Tania Meintanis 3/16 (9 overs)
England Women won by 1 wicket
Rosalie Park, Perth
Umpires: R. Gates (Aus) and Terry Prue (Aus)
  • England Women won the toss and elected to field.

60-over match: South Australia Women vs England WomenEdit

19 December 1984
Scorecard
England  
130 (55.4 overs)
v
  South Australia
8/123 (60 overs)
Chris Watmough 46 (69)
Lee-Anne Hunter 4/7 (9.4 overs)
Robbie Ellis 29* (82)
Gillian McConway 3/21 (12 overs)
England Women won by 7 runs
Thebarton Oval, Adelaide
  • England Women won the toss and elected to bat.

60-over match: Queensland Women vs England WomenEdit

29 December 1984
Scorecard
England  
5/99 (47 overs)
v
Megan Lear 45
Ailsa Rowell 3/15 (12 overs)
  • England Women won the toss and elected to bat.

60-over match: Queensland Women vs England WomenEdit

30 December 1984
Scorecard
England  
5/202 (60 overs)
v
  Queensland
7/145 (60 overs)
Carole Hodges 65
Sharon Wass 1/24 (10 overs)
Lyn Hughes (47)
Jacqueline Court 2/18 (5 overs)
England Women won by 57 runs
St Joseph's College, Brisbane
  • England Women won the toss and elected to bat.

2-day match: New South Wales Women vs England WomenEdit

7–8 January 1985
Scorecard
v
222 (104.2 overs)
Lyn Larsen 51 (158)
Janet Aspinall 2/23 (18.2 overs)
9d/129 (70.1 overs)
Janet Aspinall 35 (123)
Sally Griffiths 3/8 (14 overs)
1d/30 (8.2 overs)
Lisa Davies 24 (34)
Susan Metcalfe 1/19 (4.2 overs)
4/78 (29 overs)
Carole Hodges 51 (78)
Sally Griffiths 2/12 (9 overs)
Match drawn
Pratten Park, Sydney
  • New South Wales Women won the toss and elected to bat.

50-over match: New South Wales Country Women vs England WomenEdit

10 January 1985
Scorecard
New South Wales Country  
9/113 (50 overs)
v
  England
6/114 (49.1 overs)
S. McMicking 28
Jacqueline Court 4/25 (10 overs)
Jan Brittin 28
D. Scurr 2/18 (7 overs)
England Women won by 4 wickets
Primary Club Field, Dooralong
  • New South Wales Country Women won the toss and elected to bat.

55-over match: Australian Women's Cricket Council President's XI vs England WomenEdit

17 January 1985
Scorecard
Australian Women's Cricket Council President's XI  
182 (54.2 overs)
v
  England
5/183 (54.2 overs)
Lynette Cook 42 (97)
Gillian McConway 2/31 (11 overs)
Jane Powell 53* (87)
Marie Cornish 2/20 (11 overs)
England Women won by 5 wickets
Manuka Oval, Canberra
Umpires: BC Richings
  • Australian Women's Cricket Council President's XI won the toss and elected to bat.

55-over match: Victoria Women vs England WomenEdit

20 January 1985
Scorecard
Victoria  
9/127 (55 overs)
v
  England
2/128 (48.4 overs)
Karen Brown 43* (38)
Jan Brittin 3/5 (11 overs)
Carole Hodges 53 (94)
Leah Gallagher 1/24 (11 overs)
England Women won by 8 wickets
Aberfeldie Park, Melbourne
Umpires: Adrian Grant
  • Victoria Women won the toss and elected to bat.

55-over match: Victoria Women vs England WomenEdit

21 January 1985
Scorecard
England  
136 (52.5 overs)
v
  Victoria
6/139 (50.4 overs)
Jan Southgate 47 (95)
Karen Brown 3/29 (10.5 overs)
Wendy Napier 35 (80)
Carole Hodges 2/27 (8 overs)
Victoria Women won by 4 wickets
Aberfeldie Park, Melbourne
Umpires: Adrian Grant
  • Victoria Women won the toss and elected to field.

Test seriesEdit

1st TestEdit

13–16 December 1984
Scorecard
v
290 (133.1 overs)
Jacqueline Court 90 (149)
Lyn Fullston 4/61 (40.1 overs)
251 (118.3 overs)
Denise Emerson 84 (238)
Avril Starling 3/40 (32 overs)
9d/242 (105 overs)
Jan Brittin 112 (162)
Raelee Thompson 4/47 (20 overs)
8/209 (80 overs)
Jill Kennare 103 (165)
Helen Stother 2/44 (13 overs)
Match drawn
WACA Ground, Perth
Umpires: Peter McConnell (Aus) and Donald Weser (Aus)

2nd TestEdit

21–24 December 1984
Scorecard
v
91 (67.4 overs)
Jan Brittin 22 (39)
Karen Price 4/22 (17 overs)
262 (119 overs)
Denise Emerson 121 (329)
Gillian McConway 4/32 (27 overs)
296 (174.1 overs)
Chris Watmough 70 (123)
Lyn Fullston 4/96 (54 overs)
120 (65.5 overs)
Karen Price 51 (74)
Avril Starling 5/36 (16.5 overs)
England Women won by 5 runs
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Umpires: Tony Crafter (Aus) and Max O'Connell (Aus)
  • England Women won the toss and elected to bat.

3rd TestEdit

1–4 January 1985
Scorecard
v
275 (152 overs)
Jan Southgate 74 (160)
Lyn Larsen 4/33 (21 overs)
9d/326 (166 overs)
Denise Emerson 84 (264)
Avril Starling 4/50 (36 overs)
7/204 (120 overs)
Carole Hodges 95 (244)
Raelee Thompson 2/25 (15 overs)
Match drawn
The Gabba, Brisbane
Umpires: Michael King (Aus) and Colin Timmins (Aus)
  • England Women won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Wendy Napier (Aus) made her women's Test debut.

4th TestEdit

12–15 January 1985
Scorecard
v
8d/232 (110 overs)
Denise Emerson 58 (186)
Gillian McConway 3/39 (26 overs)
140 (81.1 overs)
Jan Brittin 45 (122)
Denise Martin 4/24 (19 overs)
9d/153 (95 overs)
Raelee Thompson 24* (98)
Avril Starling 4/57 (26 overs)
128 (106 overs)
Jan Brittin 65 (280)
Lyn Fullston 4/53 (25 overs)
Australia Women won by 117 runs
Grahame Park, Gosford
Umpires: Alf Debnam (Aus) and Don Gray (Aus)
  • England Women won the toss and elected to field.

5th TestEdit

25–28 January 1985
Scorecard
v
196 (109.1 overs)
Jan Southgate 59 (158)
Raelee Thompson 5/33 (28 overs)
8d/285 (122.1 overs)
Jill Kennare 104 (204)
Gillian McConway 2/52 (28.1 overs)
204 (141.4 overs)
Jacqueline Court 41 (131)
Peta Verco 3/30 (24.4 overs)
3/118 (50 overs)
Jill Kennare 42 (49)
Jan Brittin 1/11 (3 overs)
Australia Women won by 7 wickets
Queen Elizabeth Oval, Bendigo
Umpires: Michael Gandy (Aus) and Angelo Nicosia (Aus)
  • England Women won the toss and elected to bat.

ODI seriesEdit

1st ODIEdit

31 January 1985
Scorecard
Australia  
6/169 (57 overs)
v
  England
163 (56.2 overs)
Denise Emerson 70 (162)
Janet Aspinall 2/16 (10 overs)
Jan Brittin 73 (113)
Denise Martin 2/19 (12 overs)
Australia Women won by 6 runs
South Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Umpires: Robin Baillache (Aus) and Graham Bugge (Aus)
  • Australia Women won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Debbie Wilson (Aus) and Jan Southgate (Eng) both made their women's ODI debut.
  • The match was reduced before play started to 57 overs per side.[5]

2nd ODIEdit

2 February 1985
Scorecard
Australia  
7/253 (59 overs)
v
  England
115 (47.1 overs)
Jill Kennare 122 (139)
Janet Aspinall 3/48 (12 overs)
June Edney 35 (72)
Denise Martin 3/8 (7.1 overs)
Australia Women won by 138 runs
Aberfeldie Park, Melbourne
Umpires: Daryl Holt (Aus) and Alan Richardson (Aus)
  • Australia Women won the toss and elected to bat.
  • The match was reduced to 59 overs per side.[6]
  • Jill Kennare (Aus) made her maiden women's ODI century.[6]

3rd ODIEdit

3 February 1985
Scorecard
England  
9/157 (60 overs)
v
  Australia
1/158 (46.5 overs)
Jacqueline Court 45 (98)
Karen Price 3/15 (12 overs)
Jill Kennare 100* (149)
Avril Starling 1/15 (9 overs)
Australia Women won by 9 wickets
Aberfeldie Park, Melbourne
Umpires: Dan Bomford (Aus) and David Holden (Aus)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Women's Ashes 1984–85". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Overall series results of the Women's Ashes". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  3. ^ "England Women in Australia Women's ODI Series 1984–85". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  4. ^ "England Women in Australia 1984–85". CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  5. ^ "England Women in Australia 1984/85 (1st ODI)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  6. ^ a b "England Women in Australia 1984/85 (2nd ODI)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 March 2017.