Press release -
Knight and Brunt lead England to ODI win
Heather Knight and Katherine Brunt led from the front as England Women won the first Royal London x ACE One Day International against New Zealand.
The pair put on 88 for the sixth wicket, with captain Knight (89) scoring her 22nd ODI half-century and Brunt making 43, to see England reach 241.
Brunt then took up the fight with the ball, bowling four consecutive maidens in her eventual figures of 8-4-22-1. Nat Sciver, Kate Cross and Sophie Ecclestone took two wickets apiece, while debutant Charlie Dean also took a maiden international wicket.
Please click here to download a virtual media conference with Katherine Brunt available for immediate use (Please credit ECB).
Royal London Series
Thursday September 16: 1st match of the Royal London Series, Royal London X Ace One Day International. England v New Zealand (Bristol County Ground). England won by 30 runs.
Sunday September 19: 2nd match of the Royal London Series. England v New Zealand (New Road, Worcester)
Tuesday September 21: 3rd match of the Royal London Series. England v New Zealand (The Uptonsteel County Ground, Leicester)
Thursday September 23: 4th match of the Royal London Series. England v New Zealand (The Incora County Ground, Derby)
Sunday September 26: 5th match of the Royal London Series. England v New Zealand (The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, Canterbury)
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