Thursday, 29 January 2015

NZ v Eng; Aus Domestic & NZ Domestic - Audio & Links

As the England Women head out to New Zealand for the second leg of the ICC WC, plus three T20s and another two ODIs, I have done another audio update, which covers the squad selections, plus the conclusion of the domestic seasons in both Australia and New Zealand. You can listen to the WCB Audio Update here - Below are links to the main stories covered in the Update.

England Squad
The 15 player England squad for New Zealand is:-
Charlotte Edwards (capt), Katherine Brunt, Kate Cross, Lydia Greenway, Rebecca Grundy, Jenny Gunn, Dani Hazell, Amy Jones, Heather Knight (vice-capt), Laura Marsh, Nat Sciver, Anya Shrubsole, Sarah Taylor, Lauren Winfield, Danni Wyatt.
ECB link is here

New Zealand Squad
Suzie Bates (capt), Erin Bermingham, Kate Broadmore, Sophie Devine, Georgia Guy, Holly Huddleston, Sara McGlashan, Morna Neilsen, Katie Perkins, Anna Petersen, Rachel Priest, Hannah Rowe, Amy Satterthwaite, Lea Tahuhu
White Ferns' link is here

Aussie Domestic Cricket

Meg Lanning beats Ellyse Perry & Elyse Villani to the Belinda Clark Award for Best Aussie Woman Cricketer 2014/2015 - more info

NSW beat South Australia to win WNCL 50 over final - more info & highlights - It is there tenth consecutive title and their 17th in the 19 years of the competition!!

NSW completed the double with a win in the WT20 final over Vic Spirit - more info. Looks like this could be the last WT20 competition for the states as plans for the Women's Big Bash begin to take shape - more info

New Zealand Domestic Cricket

T20 Final - Wellington Blaze blew away the Otago Sparks with a ten wicket win - more here - with 14 year old leg-spinner Amelia Kerr taking 3/19 (video here)

50 Over Final - Despite another 100 from Amy Satterthwaite (892 runs @ average of 148.66 this season) - the Auckland Hearts beat the Canterbury Magicians - more here


1 comment:

  1. Interesting audio.

    I think the only surprise about the omission of Beaumont should be that the endless patience of the selectors has expired at last. As well as lack of runs (207 from 16 innings in ODI and 133 from 19 innings in T20) the real killer fact has to be her scoring rate (42.24 in ODI and 66.17 in T20) which represents a significant difference to next slowest scorer. We simply have to find and play batsmen that can score a lot faster than that.

    Your suggestion of Winfield and Sciver as T20 openers has merit although Knight won't thank you for it. I'd gamble on Knight opening in NZ if only to confirm whether her stellar T20 batting in Aus recently can be replicated at international level (along with Winfield). The general point about lacking of fast starts in T20 is well made and England have to find top order batsmen who can welly it a bit in T20.