Sydney Thunder’s Rachel Trenaman top-scored for Australia A in a practice match against a strong England attack in Loughborough on Saturday.
Trenaman, 18, made 73 from 92 balls in the Australia A total of 9/260. The visitors lost the match by 81 runs after England posted 8/341 from its 50 overs.
In her first match for Australia A on English soil, coming to the crease at No. 7, Trenaman reached the boundary on 11 occasions. The next best score was Sammy-Jo Johnson (39 from 22).
It was the final warm-up match for England before the Women’s Ashes against Australia begins on Tuesday in Leicester. The series involves three One-Day Internationals, three T20 Internationals and a four-day Test match.
The practice match also started the seven-match tour for Australia A which includes three 50-over matches, two T20s against the England Women's Academy and a three-day tour match against England.
Trenaman made her Rebel Women’s Big Bash League debut last season against the Sydney Sixers at Sydney Showground Stadium.
The leg-spinning allrounder claimed 2-11 from four overs including Ashleigh Gardner for a fourth ball duck.
Australia A squad: Maitlan Brown, Erin Burns, Maddy Darke, Josie Dooley, Heather Graham, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Tahlia McGrath, Sophie Molineux, Georgia Redmayne, Molly Strano, Annabel Sutherland, Rachel Trenaman, Belinda Vakarewa, Amanda-Jade Wellington
Australia A schedule
June 29: England v Australia A, Loughborough
July 3: England Women’s Academy v Australia, Loughborough
July 5: England Women’s Academy v Australia, Loughborough
July 8: England Women’s Academy v Australia, Loughborough
Three-day tour match
July 12-14: England v Australia A, Millfield School, Street
July 17: England Women’s Academy v Australia, Millfield School, Street
July 19: England Women’s Academy v Australia, Millfield School, Street
Australia Ashes squad: Meg Lanning (c), Rachael Haynes (vc), Nicole Bolton, Nicola Carey, Ashleigh Gardner, Alyssa Healy, Jess Jonassen, Delissa Kimmince, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Elyse Villani, Tayla Vlaeminck, Georgia Wareham
CommBank Ashes Tour of England
June 26: England Academy v Australia, Loughborough
June 28: England Academy v Australia, Loughborough
July 2: First ODI, Grace Road, Leicester
July 4: Second ODI, Grace Road, Leicester
July 7: Third ODI, St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury
July 11-13: England Academy v Australia, Marlborough College, Swindon
July 18-21: Only Test, The County Ground, Taunton
July 26: First T20, County Ground, Chelmsford
July 28: Second T20, The County Ground, Hove
July 31: Third T20, Bristol County Ground, Bristol
A Test victory is worth four points (two each for a draw), two points are awarded for ODI and T20 wins.