Sussex trio help England Women clinch Ashes

The Argus: Sussex skipper Sarah Taylor made an unbeaten 50 as England clinched the Ashes today Sussex skipper Sarah Taylor made an unbeaten 50 as England clinched the Ashes today

Sussex trio Sarah Taylor, Arran Brindle and Georgia Elwiss are celebrating after helping England win the women's Ashes for the second time in the space of six months.

England followed up their triumph on home soil during the summer by winning the first T20 international in Hobart to open up an unassailable 10-4 lead over Australia with two matches to spare.

Taylor was at the crease when England captain Charlotte Edwards hit the winning runs to complete a comfortable nine wicket win with 13 balls to spare.

The Sussex skipper made an unbeaten 50 - off just 37 balls - and shared in a unbroken partnership of 114 with Edwards to steer England past Australia's total of 150-3.

Edwards said: “This means everything to us. To win in England was really special but to come out here and win the Ashes in Australia in the multi-format is something really special.

“I love playing cricket for England and I love leading this team - and this is probably one of my most treasured moments to date.

“This has been a real team effort over the Test match and the one-dayers and I'm so proud of these girls, what they've done and how they've stood up over here. It's a pretty special win.”

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