Former Australia Women allrounder Jen Jacobs dies

Jen Jacobs, the former Australia Women allrounder, has died aged 60.

A middle-order batsman and offspinner, Jacobs represented Australia in seven Test matches in which she scored 136 runs, including a best of 48, to go alongside eight wickets. In 13 one-day internationals, Jacobs scored 235 runs and picked up three wickets.

Jacobs, who also represented Victoria and South Australia, was part of the Australia Women's successful tour of India in 1983-84. Australia swept the ODIs 4-0, while all the four Tests were drawn. Jacobs attained her career-best figures in both ODIs (2 for 35) and Tests (4 for 72), as well as her Test highest score of 48 during the tour.

James Sutherland, the Cricket Australia chief executive, paid tribute to Jacobs. "We were very sad to learn of Jen's passing and on behalf of Cricket Australia, I extend our deepest sympathies to her family, friends and former team-mates at this difficult time," he said. "She will be sadly missed and will forever be remembered as one of the elite few to have played for her country in Test cricket."