Cricket: Edwards excels, but England fall short

Charlotte Ewards on her way to 58 for England against Australia at Bristol. Photo: David Davies/PA wire
Charlotte Ewards on her way to 58 for England against Australia at Bristol. Photo: David Davies/PA wire

Skipper Charlotte Edwards made 58, but England Ladies lost their second one-day international against Australia by 63 runs at Bristol yesterday (July 23).

It was a sedate knock from 85 balls by opener Edwards, who learnt her cricket at Ramsey CC. She struck just six fours and despite an opening stand of 92 England were dismissed for 196 chasing Australia’s 259-6.

It’s now two points apiece in the womens Ashes as England won the first one-day international at Taunton. The sides play a third one-day international at Worcester on Sunday (July 26) before playing a single Test match and three Twenty/20 games.

A points system is used to determine the winners. England have won the last two Ashes series.