Last updated on December 19th, 2022 at 08:15 AM
England Women continue their fine form in the West Indies, taking their 5-match-series 4-0 ahead of their final fixture on Thursday 22nd December.
Another day, another toss win for the England captain, Heather Knight, who elected to put her team into bat first up. A slightly slower wicket and strong home-side bowling attack restricted England’s batters to 131 at the end of their innings.
Lauren Bell had another career-best performance, this time in the T20I’s, with her 4 for 12. Backed up by the spinners, Sarah Glenn (1-16), Charlie Dean (2-16) and Sophie Ecclestone (2-13) who has now taken the most women’s international wickets ever in a calendar year.
England Women’s spinner, Sophie Ecclestone, said: “I’m really loving this tour, the new head coach coming in has really changed things up a bit and it’s been great to have everyone back together. After being in the Big Bash it feel’s great to be back in an England shirt.
“It was a bit of a tricky wicket today, but playing thee spinners with Glenny [Sarah Glenn] and Deano [Charlie Dean] is great for me and great for us three and I’m glad we’re doing well together. Deano obviously played a T20 in the Ashes and didn’t bowl a ball or field a ball so I think it’s great that she’s shown how great she can be.”
“Looking ahead to the World Cup, they’re always incredible to be a part of and the event itself will be amazing, I think the up and coming team that we have now is amazing and I can’t wait to see what we can do.
“Jon Lewis has been great for us, I think we needed someone to come in and freshen things up and to be in a position to be able to go out and be positive and give everything to the team and not have any worries if it goes wrong and to leave it all out on the pitch.”
CG United One-Day Series
Sunday, December 4: 1st CG United ODI. England Women win by 142 runs.
Tuesday, December 6: 2nd CG United ODI. England Women win by 142 runs.
Friday, December 9: 3rd CG United ODI. England Women win by 151 runs.
Sunday, December 11: 1st T20I. England Women v West Indies Women. England Women win by 8 wickets.
Wednesday, December 14: 2nd T20I. England Women v West Indies Women. England Women win by 16 runs.
Saturday, December 17: 3rd T20I. England Women v West Indies Women. England Women win by 17 runs.
Sunday, December 18: 4th T20I. England Women v West Indies Women. England Women win by 49 runs.
Thursday, December 22: 5th T20I. England Women v West Indies Women (Kensington Oval, Barbados).