Edwards leads England to Series Win

PIDLEY-BORN cricket star Charlotte Edwards has been showing the men how it s done by captaining England to a series victory. Edwards, 28, who brought home the Ashes from Australia last year, helped her side dominate their series against South Africa. With

PIDLEY-BORN cricket star Charlotte Edwards has been showing the men how it's done by captaining England to a series victory.

Edwards, 28, who brought home the Ashes from Australia last year, helped her side dominate their series against South Africa.

With the England men's team in turmoil - and long-time captain Michael Vaughan resigning after a series defeat to the South Africans - it has been left to the ladies to restore some pride to the national summer game.

In the first match of the series the England ladies had things very much their own way as they charged to a 121-run victory, with Edwards bagging 38 runs and collecting two wickets in the match.


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The second match of the series was even more one-sided as England won by 225 runs in a game that saw Caroline Atkins and Sarah Taylor compile a stand of 268 - the highest-ever stand in ladies' one day cricket and Edwards again weighed in with two wickets in a game that the visitors only batted for 39 overs.

Game three of the series took place on the same day that saw England's men regain just a little bit of pride by winning the final test.

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Edwards won the toss and had no hesitation in batting but would have been disappointed with the performance of herself (4) and the team who totalled a below-par 185 in what was a poor batting display.

Any light that the South Africans might have seen at the end of the tunnel quickly disappeared as the batting line up was reduced to tatters (108) by England bowlers.

Game four of the five match series is tomorrow (Thursday), with the final game on Monday as Edwards and her team push for a whitewash.

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