DOMINANT: Ellyse Perry of Australia celebrates a century with Delissa Kimmince during an international.
DOMINANT: Ellyse Perry of Australia celebrates a century with Delissa Kimmince during an international. JAMES ELSBY

Kimmince in team retaining Ashes for a second time

CRICKET: For the second time, Warwick cricketer Delissa Kimmince is part of an Australian team that has retained the Ashes.

She played the T20 games in the last Ashes series in Australia, when the Southern Stars retained the Ashes.

Kimmince has played a more prominent role this year in England, being part of the 50-over team that won all three games.

She took her first five-wicket bag in one-day internationals against England and was at the wicket when Australia won two games batting second.

Unfortunately, she missed selection for the Test match, which was drawn yesterday in England.

With an already-worn pitch being used for the Test, Australia had three spinners in their team, which made it harder for a bowling all-rounder like Kimmince to be considered for the final XI.

The four-day Test at Taunton was a draw, which means Australia hold the Ashes.

Surprisingly the Test was only four days, one day less than the men play.

Kimmince has been a regular in the Australian T20 team for more than a year and is certain to come back infor the three T20 games.

While Australia has retained the Ashes due to being the current holders, coach Matt Mott will want to win the series fair and square.

Two of the games start at 7pm (local time), at Chelmsford on July 26 and Bristol on July 31.

A day game from 2pm on July 28 will be played at Hove.

The next men's cricket in Warwick will be a Wanderers game against Warwick at Slade Park on August 24.

Test scores

Women's Ashes Test, The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton.

Australia 420-8 dec (Perry 116, Haynes 87) and 230-7 (Perry 76 not out)

England 275-9 dec (Sciver 88, Jones 64; Molineux 4-95)

Match drawn



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