23 Jun 2012

Australian cricketers win tour opener

12:57 pm on 23 June 2012

The Australian cricketers have started their tour of England with a 102-run victory over Leicestershire in a rain-affected one day match.

Australia scored 241 for eight and Leicestershire, chasing a revised a target of 239 off 36 overs under the Duckworth-Lewis system, were bowled out for 136 with 38 balls remaining.

The Australians now play Ireland and Essex before the five-match series with England starts on June 29th.