Winter Watch: Crane Stakes England Test Claim In Ashes Warm Up

James Vince, Mason Crane, Rilee Rossouw and Brad Taylor were all in action overseas last week

Four Hampshire players featured overseas last week, with Mason Crane, James Vince, Rilee Rossouw and Brad Taylor all in action in either Australia, Bangladesh or New Zealand.


Both Mason Crane and James Vince were back in action again this week as England contested their second warm-up fixture of their Ashes campaign down under, with Joe Root's side facing a Cricket Australia XI in a four-day warm-up fixture.

Vince batted well for a stylish 32, contributing to England's first-innings total of 293 before Crane then made an impact with the ball. The leg-spinner claimed his side's best figures in the first-innings, finishing with 3-78, as CA XI recorded 233-9 in their reply.

Vince again made a good start to his innings second time around before falling for 29, whilst Crane offered excellent lower-order resistance with the bat to add 18 in a 70-run partnership with Jonny Bairstow, taking England to 207 in their second-innings.

England then ripped through CA XI to dismiss the hosts for just 75 in their final innings and secure a 192-run win

Rilee Rossouw made his second and third appearances for Bangladesh Premier League side Kuhlna Titans last week as they took on Sylhet Sixers and Chittagong Vikings.

The left-hander filled his usual number four slot in both fixtures and added scores of 19 and 25 as his side claimed back-to-back victories against tough opposition to move to fourth in the BPL table.

Brad Taylor made his third appearance for Petone Cricket Club, Wellington on Saturday as part of his overseas placement directed by England's International Pathway Programme.

The all-rounder missed out with the bat as Petone made 206-7 from their allotted 50-overs, before their opponents chased down the target for the loss of six wickets in reply.

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