Edwards sets up historic win

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England Learning Disability completed their first Lord’s Taverners Tri-series victory with a 71-run demolition of South Africa at Trinity Grammar School in Melbourne.

Gavin Randall’s side bounced back from yesterday’s 145-run defeat by Australia in the third edition of the competition.

Chris Edwards’ 53 underpinned England’s 174 for seven while James Dickens chipped in with 31.

John Taylor and Lee Stenning then claimed two wickets apiece as South Africa were bowled out for just 103.

The sides meet again in England’s next game on Monday at Ringwood School.

"After having a disaster at the MCG yesterday losing to Australia we came back strong today," said national disability manager Ian Martin.

"The win is England's first in Tri-Series history and will be celebrated accordingly."

After two games each in the round-robin format, Australia are currently top of the group having won both matches. England are in second place with one victory, leaving South Africa trailing behind with no points.

England play Australia and South Africa once more, knowing another victory could be enough for them to book a place in the final.