Craig Overton impresses despite England Lions loss in Australia
Somerset’s Craig Overton made an impressive debut for the England Lions on their tour of Australia – even though he ended up on the losing side yesterday.
Playing against state side Victoria in Melbourne, the hosts, who included senior internationals Cameron White, David Hussey and Chris Rogers in their line up, opted to bat first after winning the toss.
The Lions scored 225 for 8 from their 50 overs, thanks to 86 from Gary Balance and 43 from James Vance, while the Somerset youngster, batting at number eight, weighed in with 19 from 26 balls, including one four and a six, before he was bowled by Darren Pattinson.
Victoria replied with 227 for 2 off 36.1 overs, with Rob Quiney making 122 and Peter Hanscomb an unbeaten 67. Overton captured both of the wickets to fall to end with the impressive figures of two for 30 from his eight overs.
Business Cards From Only £10.95 Delivered www.myprint-247.co.ukView details
Our heavyweight cards have FREE UV silk coating, FREE next day delivery & VAT included. Choose from 1000's of pre-designed templates or upload your own artwork. Orders dispatched within 24hrs.
Terms: Visit our site for more products: Business Cards, Compliment Slips, Letterheads, Leaflets, Postcards, Posters & much more. All items are free next day delivery. www.myprint-247.co.uk
Contact: 01858 468192
Valid until: Friday, May 31 2013
The Lions are next in action when they face a Victoria XI in Melbourne on Monday.
Somerset bowler Anya Shrubsole is confident England can harness their recent momentum as they enter the Super Six phase of the ICC Women’s World Cup.
The defending champions will face rivals Australia in Mumbai today, a game which comes after a shock defeat to Sri Lanka and wins over hosts India and the West Indies in the group stage.
“We’re improving with every match and that’s the way you want it to be,” said Bath’s Shrubsole. “Now we’ve won two in a row, we’ve got some good momentum going into the Super Sixes, which hopefully we can carry on through the tournament.
“Any game against Australia is a huge game, and they have had a good tournament so far, but we’re going into it at the right time. We’ll look what we did well and what we can improve on, and head into it with confidence.”
Shrubsole, who claimed career-best figures of four for 21 against the West Indies, added: “England against Australia is always exciting, and one you want to play in.”