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April 8, 2024
Australia defeats England by 2 wickets in superb chase

Sri Lanka Cricket


By Srian Obeyesekere

Australia U19 Women gamely chased down a target of 240 runs propelled by half centuries by  Kate Pelle 56 and Eleanor Larosa 52 in defeating England Under 19 Women by two wickets with 4.3 overs to spare in a Women’s Under19 Tri-Nation Tournament fixture played at the Galle International Cricket Stadium yesterday. It marked back to back wins by the Australian lasses.

England’s 239 off 48 overs revolved around a top score of 57 by Katie Jones followed by next best identical scores of 33 by Mary Taylor and Jodi Grewcock.

Eleanor Larosa bagged 3 wickets for 31 to cap a fine all-round performance to take the Player of the Match award.


England U19 Women 239 (48 Overs)

(Katie Jones 57, 33, Mary Taylor 33, Abi Norgrove 21,Charis Pavely 23, Sophia Smale 26, Eleanor Larosa 3/31,Lucy Finn 2/36, Lucy Hamilton 2/37, Bonnie Berry 1/23, Hasrat Gill 2/49,)

Australia U19 Women 240/8 (45.3 Overs)

Eleanor Larosa 52, Kate Pelle 56, (Ines McKeon 31, Hasrat Gill n.o. 23, Lucy Hamilton 21, Lucy Finn 12, Tilly Coleman 2/37, Alexa Stonehouse 1/37,Mary Taylor 1/39,Sophia Smale 1/32, Charlotte Stubbs 1/46, Chairs Pavely 1/20)


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