Lendlease Breakers Rachel Trenaman and Tahlia Wilson have continued their impressive form with bat in hand to steer the Women’s Australian Under 19 team to a convincing six-wicket victory over the England Women’s Academy side on Wednesday, in the fourth match of the tri-series also featuring hosts South Africa Women’s Emerging Academy.
On her 17th birthday, Australian captain Trenaman celebrated in style. She scored 41 not out from 59 deliveries, in pursuit of 145 for victory, and led her team to its third win from as many matches.
Trenaman is the leading run-scorer for the competition. Her unbeaten knock against the English took her to 173 runs at the outstanding average of 86.5 including a highest score of 122 made against South Africa in the Australian Under 19s previous match.
Wilson again provided the platform for the Australian innings. The opener scored 48 from 70 deliveries and her 58-run third-wicket partnership was pivotal to the win achieved in the 37th over. She is the second leading run-scorer for the tournament with 151 runs at 50.33.
New South Wales’ bowlers also returned impressive figures in the victory.
In an excellent team bowling performance, Sydney Thunder allrounder Hannah Darlington was miserly and effective throughout her 10 overs. She claimed 2-17 which included four maidens.
NSW Under 18 representative and 15-year-old fast bowler Stella Campbell also collected 2-30. England was dismissed for 144 in the 42nd over.
Only four batters reached double figures for the England Women’s Academy. English No. 9 Tara Norris top-scored with 38 not out from 52 balls.
Australia claimed wickets consistently throughout the England innings to put it in a commanding position, and despite the loss of 2/16 early in the chase, Trenaman and Wilson safely guided their team out of trouble.
On Monday, the South African Emerging Women also defeated the England Women’s Academy by three wickets. The English are yet to register a win during the tournament.