Third loss for feeble England

England women 140 New Zealand women 141-4 NZ win by 4 wickets

Brian McKenna,New Zealand
Friday 31 January 2003 01:00
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England's poor form at the World Series of Women's Cricket continued here yesterday. Having already lost to India and Australia in the four-team tournament, England went down by four wickets to the host nation.

After winning the toss and electing to bat, England were all out for 140, with 30 extras bolstering a weak effort. Emily Drumm did most of the damage for the Kiwis, claiming three top-order batswomen.

To confirm New Zealand's supremacy Rebecca Rolls (41) and Michelle Lynch (29) put on 73 for the first wicket and, although Lucy Pearson and Laura Harper took two wickets each, the result was never in doubt as New Zealand won with 11.5 overs to spare.

One day; England won toss

ENGLAND

C M Edwards c Tiffen b Pulford 4

A Thompson lbw b Drumm 12

S C Taylor c Lewis b Drumm 10

L K Newton b Drumm 8

*C J Connor c Tiffen b Mason 16

S V Collyer st Rolls b King 29

L Spragg c Tiffen b Steele 5

L J Harper run out 18

ÝM C Godliman lbw b King 2

C E Taylor not out 5

L C Pearson run out 1

Extras (lb6 w24) 30

Total (46.4 overs) 140

Fall: 1-14, 2-39, 3-46, 4-50, 5-77, 6-88, 7-108, 8-121, 9-133.

Bowling: Browne 8.4-0-33-0; Pulford 4-2-6-1; Drumm 5-1-8-3; King 9-0-41-2; Mason 10-2-22-1; Steele 10-2-24-1.

NEW ZEALAND

ÝR J Rolls c Pearson b Harper 41

M L Lynch lbw b Spragg 29

*E C Drumm b Pearson 15

K L Pulford b Harper 2

H M Tiffen lbw b C E Taylor 0

M A M Lewis lbw b Pearson 7

S J McGlashan not out 9

A L Mason not out 15

Extras (b1, lb11, w11) 23

Total (for 6, 39.1 overs) 141

Fall: 1-73, 2-81, 3-87, 4-95, 5-106, 6-107.

Did not bat: F S King, N J Browne, R J Steele.

Bowling: Pearson 10-1-36-2; C E Taylor 9-0-37-1; Collyer 3-0-20-0; Spragg 6-2-17-1; Harper 10-3-17-2; Connor 1.1-0-2-0.

Umpires: K Cross and E A Watkin.

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