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Bowser leads England Learning Disability to series victory over Australia

Dan Bowser stars as England seal ODI series win with one game remaining.

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Bowser leads England Learning Disability to series victory over Australia

Bowser joins Jackson in scoring centuries in Brisbane.

Dan Bowser scored an unbeaten century as the England Learning Disability team wrapped up their three-game ODI series against Australia with a game to spare.

The Devon left-hander hit 131no from 120 balls as England reached 293/3 from their 40 overs. He shared an opening partnership of 141 with Jonathan Gale before the latter fell for an almost run-a-ball 70.

Bowser then added 75 with captain Chris Edwards (20) and a further 63 with Dan Levey (25) from just six overs, before Tuesday’s centurion Ronnie Jackson (11no) helped add 14 from the last nine deliveries.

Sixteen-year-old Kester Sainsbury made the early breakthrough for England with the ball as Australia lost three wickets in the first 15 overs.

Captain Haydn Brumm and Jamie Phillips steadied the ship but couldn’t keep up with the required rate, with a 72-run partnership from 16 overs.

Then Tom Wilson tore through the Australian order, taking five for 16 from just 4.2 overs. The hosts lost their final six wickets for just six runs as England sealed the win by 145 runs.

Bowser, who scored 91 in the first ODI, said: “It was nice to bat through the innings, especially after Tuesday’s innings in the heat.

“The pitch was quite slow, much slower than Tuesday, with variable bounce and quite a bit of turn but there were no real demons in it.”

Wilson said: “I bowled a good line and length today, trying to keep the field that Chris set me. It was an amazing feeling to take the last wicket to win the game.

“Five wickets is a bonus, but winning the game is the most important thing to me. I’m proud of the achievement and hopefully I can carry on this form into tomorrow.”

England and Australia play their final ODI on Friday, with the INAS Global Games T20 series between the two sides starting on Sunday, 13 October.

Remaining fixtures

Fri 11 Oct: 3rd ODI v Australia – Dauth Park, Beenleigh


Sunday 13 Oct: 1st IT20 v Australia – South Brisbane DCC, Fairfield

Monday 14 Oct: 2nd IT20 v Australia – South Brisbame DCC, Fairfield

Wednesday 16 October: 3rd IT20 v Australia – Allan Border Field, Albion

Thursday 17 October: 4th IT20 v Australia – Allan Border Field, Albion

Friday 18 October: 5th IT20 v Australia – Allan Border Field, Albion


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