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England regain The Ashes as Hossell stars

26th January 2016

Ed Hossell

** Report by the England & Wales Cricket Board

Ed Hossell starred with the ball as England won by 150 runs in Adelaide to seal an Australia Day victory in the ODI and overall Lord’s Taverners International Blind Cricket Series win to regain the Blind Cricket Ashes.

The home side were looking to work their way back into series contention as they hunted their first win and opted to field first having won the toss.

England, unchanged from the side that went 2-0 up in the series on Sunday, batted strongly with opener and captain Matt Dean taking his second century in as many games before being caught by Matt Cameron in a stunning piece of fielding.

Luke Sugg's 92 and 45 from Justin Hollingsworth helped build England's total as they finished on 312-5 at the end of their 40 overs.

Hossell was on top form with the ball, claiming two early wickets for the England attack. Australia started to look good with the bat, however, building a solid partnership through captain Matthew McCarthy and Cameron until Luke Sugg clean bowled the skipper to get the breakthrough.

Cameron posted 52 not out but it was not enough as wickets continued to fall, with man-of-the-match Hossell taking two more to finish on an England Visually Impaired-record 4-27.

Speaking after the win, Hossell said: “Today was awesome. I think it was certainly the full team performance that we were looking for, where we dominated with the ball, which showed by us bowling them out and winning by 150 runs.

“Winning the Lord’s Taverners International Blind Cricket Series – the Ashes – is why we are here.

“We have worked so hard and proven what we can do, I think this win is a testament to our hard work. I am just thrilled to be a part of it because we have a great bunch of guys and fantastic support staff,” added the Somerset VICC man.

“We think we are good enough to win this tour seven-nil, so I think tonight we will celebrate this win but we are only halfway there. We will be up for tomorrow’s game just as much as we were for today’s game.”

England will play two more One Day Internationals against Australia before finishing up the tour with a pair of T20s on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st January. The T20s are not part of the Ashes series, hence England’s 3-0 lead is unassailable.

England Visually Impaired team
Matt Dean (captain), Justin Hollingsworth, Pete Blueitt, Luke Sugg, Si Ledwith, Mark Turnham, Ed Hossell, Rob Comber, Mahomed Khatri, Dan Field, Hassan Khan.

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Stat Attack

Matt Dean has scored 313 runs so far in the series at an average of 156.5.
Luke Sugg has scored 264 runs so far in the series at an average of 132.

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Coverage of the remaining games in the series will start at 11pm UK time on WWW.BlindSportsRadio.com.

The remaining fixtures can be found by clicking the link below:

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How England Won the Ashes

Report from Ashes Game 1 can be found by clicking the link below:

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And the report from Ashes game 2 can be found by clicking the link below:

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