England Women NZ 2008

ODI1 we beat the kiwis on home soil for the first time since 1982

Thursday, we beat them again and this time bowled them out for under 200 with a great all round performance by the team with wickets for nunny in only her second england game in the best part of two years, plus wickets for Jenn in her 50th game on a gorgeous sunny day. Also with us was a world famous umpire, in town to do the mens game – felt rather sorry for the other umpire…!

NZ ODI2 1 Billy signals 6 off boggie Billy Bowden does 6

NZ ODI2 2 Mason to Tails past Billy Mace to Tails past Billy

NZ ODI2 3 Billy does leg bye Billy does legbye

NZ ODI2 4 Shaggie gets 50 Shaggie gets 50

NZ ODI2 5 job done job well done

NZ ODI2 6 high fives all round high fives all round

NZ ODI2 7 Tails and Shaggie plus Billy Tails and Shaggie plus Billy

The first of the two games was rained off, with the kiwis making a good score, but, perhaps fortunately the rain came before we had to try to defend their score. On the Monday however, we beat them to take the series 3-1 with Claire Taylor who made the highest one-day international score at Lord’s in 2006 being player of the series scoring over 200 runs in 4 games! Then it was time to leave Christchurch, which was hard as my time there had been good and memorable. Although I wasn’t likely to be feeling as bad as some of the players, who we had joined for the celebrations and commiserations the night before, but still tired – it’s harder work than it looks watching cricket!

NZ ODI3 1 Lottie bowls past Billy Lottie bowls past Billy

NZ ODI3 2 Squirt on way to 86 Squirt on way to 86

NZ ODI3 3 Tails on way to 70 Tails on way to 70

NZ ODI5 1 we win the series 3-1 We take series 3-1

NZ ODI5 4 player of series Tails player of series

NZ ODI5 2 winning team Winning Team