A bit of light reading about the 1999-2000 England womens tour

England’s women’s cricket team headed to the Antipodes in January 2000 to play one-day internationals in Australia and New Zealand. By the time they were ready to head east across the Tasman, England had lost the ODI series to Australia 0-4 and Karen Smithies had resigned as captain.

Working for Cricinfo at the time I covered every ODI of the Australian leg of the tour, and I believe I have the only comprehensive documentation of these games.

My reports, on Cricinfo:

ODI 1: Keightley dominates as Australia much too good

ODI 2: England’s gloom continues with 87 run loss

ODI 3: Australia crush England to take 3-0 lead

ODI 4: England whitewashed as Clark and Mason save best for last

Smithies quits: World Cup-winning captain resigns mid-tour



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